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Hazenputten Route

Vressel forest

Walking tour through the Vressels forest, Vresselsche fields and the Dommel meadows. Anyone who now walks through the Vressels forest with the beautiful Hazenputten fen area will hardly be able to imagine that there was hardly a tree to be seen here in the last century. The area consisted largely of sand drifts and heathland.

Distance: 18 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 79% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Dommel Meadows.

Farmers lived on the edges of the area who were troubled by the shifting sands. To protect the fields, it was therefore decided to forest the drifting sands. At that time, almost exclusively softwood species were used. The Vresselsche fields are a small-scale agricultural area interspersed with small forest plots along the Dommel. The forest plots follow a narrow path higher up through the edge of the forest with a beautiful view of the lower Dommel. The nature area the Dommel beemden are the low-lying grasslands directly along the Dommel. Due to regular flooding, these soils were only suitable as hay land, this hay was important because it served as winter food for cattle. Originally this landscape was interspersed with trousers forests and coppice walls. Cereals were mainly grown on the higher parts of the brook. In the Dommelbeemden, a pond of water passes the Moerkuilen, a peat lake that was created by past peat extraction.

Vressel forest

Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 2 - Veldweg Tower.

The lookout tower in the Dommel valley allows visitors to enjoy a beautiful view. Veldweg tower, that is the name that Ruud de Wit gave to the new lookout tower that he built in memory of his father. The Village Council of Nijnsel has supported this initiative with the placing of three referral signs along the Everse Akkerpad.

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