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Vressels forest

Vressel forest

Walking tour through the Vresselsbos also called Vressels Bos, Vresselse Bos or Vresselsche Bosch. Not only does the name have quite a few variations, the area itself is a beautifully varied area with narrow winding forest paths interspersed with wide forest paths with some small fens in the forest.

Distance: 10 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 87% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Fens in the forest.

There are also two larger fen areas in the area: the Hazenputten and the Oude Putten. Anyone who now walks through the Vresselsbos will have difficulty imagining that there was hardly a tree in the last century. The originally much larger area consisted largely of sand drifts and heathland. 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 and the name Vresselsche Heide from that time was split into the name Vresselsche Bosch and Vresselsche Heide. The remaining heathland has been further exploited to become an agricultural area, after which the name Vresselsche Heide disappeared.

Vressel forest

Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.