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Geelster Valley

Geelster valley

This beautiful, varied nature walk in the Dender region goes through fields and forests in the vicinity of Smetlede, Papegem and Impe, with the Geelster valley nature reserve as an eye-catcher.

Distance: 15 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 150 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: None.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Molenbeek valley.

The walk goes from Lede in the direction of the Gemzen, a local area in the valley of the Molenbeek. Through mixed forest and a more open landscape you walk in the direction of Impe, one of the parishes of the "Vier Uitersten". From 1559 to 1801, the parishes of Impe, Wanzele, Smetlede and Serskamp belonged to the Archdiocese of Mechelen. This was a long way from ecclesiastical power, hence the name "Four Extremes". From Impe you walk through an open landscape back to the valley of the Molenbeek where you go through the nature reserve Geelster valley.

Geelster valley

Paths can be muddy.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Geelster valley.

The Geelster Valley is located in the valley of the Molenbeek, the lifeline of the area. The name of the area refers to the rare forest yellow star that occurs in the area.