West Flanders is the only Belgian province that is located on the coast. The western and northern part of the province consists mainly of the flat polders, cut in the west by the river IJzer, which flows into the sea in Nieuwpoort. The interior is less flat, and in the south there is the West Flanders Heuvelland, with the highest peak the Kemmelberg (156 m). The southeast of the province is intersected by the river Leie, which flows further to East Flanders. In the extreme southeast the provincial border is formed by the Schelde.
Walking in the Province of West Flanders.
Walking network Bulskampveld consists of over 150 km of hiking trails of which 124 km on West-Flemish territory and a good 30 km on East-Flemish territory await the walkers. In total there are more than 110 nodes and thus endless possibilities to map out your route.
The Westhoek currently has 3 hiking networks: Heuvelland, Ypres Salient and the West Coast. The loop-shaped walking routes take you through the green landscape of the Westhoek. Hexagonal signs show you the way past farms, streams, cafes and WWI sites. You have the choice of small walks from 4.5 km to slightly longer of 9.6 km. Heritage walks are city walks that teach you to discover the most beautiful and often unknown corners of a city. The average distance of a walk is 3.5 km and is signposted with rivets in the road surface.
The Kuststreek offers various walking opportunities. You can: follow the signposted walking routes, stroll through heritage, walk on the West Coast walking network, make a guided walk in a nature reserve.
Baliekouter, Bergelen, De Gavers, Sterrebos, Wallemote-Wolvenhof are provincial domains where it is nice to walk.