Westdorpe, modern activity in a changing landscape. Had the residents not fought so fiercely in the 1970s, Canisvliet would probably have been absorbed by industry by now and Westdorpe would not have had such a nice walk.
Height gain: Flat
Way mark: Nodes hiking network
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Business activity surrounds Westdorpe: the Ghent-Terneuzen canal in the west, greenhouses in the north, the Tractaatweg to Zelzate in the east and wind turbines in the south. But when you walk the 4.84 kilometer long detour, you have no idea - especially in the summer. Every now and then a crane, factory pipe or ship will squeak between the leaves of the trees, the sound of cars or windmills just over the border come into view. Usually you walk through the green; the birds chirp, the nettles sting if you're not careful and the creek glistens in full sun.
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Paved and unpaved.