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  • Author: TrailExplorer


Walk along fields and meadows with beautiful views to the nature reserve Burreken, one of the most picturesque places in the Flemish Ardennes.

Distance: 12 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 232 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Burreken Nature Reserve.

The walk first follows the Wolvenweg and continues through an open landscape along fields and meadows with beautiful views along the way. Then you walk straight through the nature reserve Burreken. Burreken is one of the most picturesque spots in the Flemish Ardennes. Flowery spring forests, babbling brooks, meadows lined with pollard willows and hollow roads alternate. In the spring you will be overwhelmed by the floral splendor of anemones, wild garlic and hyacinths. The last part then continues through an open landscape between the fields to the starting point.


Download PDf for nodes to follow and route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Burreken.

The Burreken is a very hilly area with sharply cut streams, which have created narrow valleys and steep (20% and more) valley walls. The highest point of the central ridge is about 116 meters high. The lowest parts of the Burreken are about 50 meters high. The typical Flemish Ardennes landscape in the Burreken consists of fields, forests and grasslands with many rows of trees and wood edges in between. The pronounced relief is accentuated by hollow roads and embankments. This created a panoramic mosaic of light-rich deciduous forests, small spring groves, moist and flowery meadows and numerous woody small landscape elements. This patchwork of bushes and grasslands is intersected by the winding Krombeek with its deep bed. Orchards, cattle drinking pools and wood edges used to be typical of the Flemish Ardennes. Unfortunately, many of these small landscape features have disappeared due to intensive farming methods. Along the walking path is a unique row of centenarian oak trees, which are very valuable as linear elements in the landscape. The walking path offers a beautiful view of the forests, grasslands, hollow roads and spring streams.