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Along the Zuidlede

  • Author: TrailExplorer


The walk goes through the landscape park of the Puyenbroeck domain in the Siesmeers forest and along the Olengracht on the edge of the Etbos nature reserve to the Zuidlede. The route follows the banks of the Zuidlede, which finds its way between forests and marshy meadows in the Turfmeersen.

Distance: 12 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 80% unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Domain Puyenbroeck.

From the car park you walk into the Puyenbroeck domain and you arrive quickly at the 15-meter-high watchtower. You walk through the Living Heritage Park and the Siesmeers forest, a mixed forest. You cross the Stenenbrug and go on wide unpaved roads to the Olentgracht. You follow the canal on the edge of the Etbos nature reserve over a path next to the canal. At the Kruisdam, follow the poplar-lined avenue to the bridge over the Zuidlede. From here you walk along the banks of the Zuidlede, an old branch of the Moervaart or former Durme. As a waterway, the Zuidlede played an important role for a long time for the transport of materials and goods, including wood and peat to Ghent. On the path you have a nice view on the Turfmeersen at certain places. You cross the Stenenbrug again and follow the Zuidlede for a short while to the slingervijver with the lookout tower as an eye-catcher.


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Paths can be very muddy.

Map & Poi's.