This walk goes through the Zavel and Gruitrode forests around the pearl of the Dune Belt, the Oudsberg. This is the highest and largest open drifting dune in Flanders. It rises 85 m above sea level. The Oudsberg is surrounded by beautiful heathlands, stately forests and heather-poor grasslands.
Height gain: 148 meter
Way mark: Red
Dog: Allowed on leach
The walk goes through the mixed forests of the Zavel forest to the Maria Berg chapel. The route continues on forest roads and paths through the Gruitroder forest. Just before the village of Gruitrode it is recommended to take the shortening because the normal route really has no added value. You walk through mixed forests in the direction of the Dune Belt. A completely different landscape opens up here. You walk through a beautiful heath and dune landscape via sandy paths. You go around the Oudsberg with beautiful views. Once you start the descent, you walk again through the Zavel forest to the starting point.
Part through loose sand.