Reppel is a picturesque town near Bocholt, Belgium. You can enjoy a walk here through the vast silence of the Limburg Kempen. Put on your hiking boots and get to know this area.
Before you've even taken a step, you can take the camera out of your bag for a photo opportunity. The route starts at the striking Sint-Willibrorduskerk, whose fourteenth-century tower is built from marl stone. If you walk a little bit to the left into Monshofstraat, you can take a look at the Reppelmolen on the Abeek. It's a picture! The history of this mill probably dates back to the ninth century. At Hotel-Restaurant-Trelvisserij De Watermolen you can enjoy a snack and a drink or an overnight stay in this centuries-old mill.
Walking on the Abeek
A little further you will pass the Pastorij van Reppel. This building with moat and courtyard from 1607 was once the residence of the Norbertines. The sundial on the south facade of the oldest part of the building is probably the oldest sundial in Flanders. Behind the Pastorij you pass the first club path of the route. These plank paths take you over the Abeek, one of the most naturally preserved lowland streams in Flanders.
The upper reaches of the Abeek still flow naturally through the landscape with various meanders. You will also find swamps here and there right next to the stream. Enjoy the landscapes that have arisen along the river and the tranquility that reigns here. From the bird watching hut on the edge of the river you can view the many water birds. Then bring boots, because you can certainly use them here.