Peertsbos walk

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • Herentals
  • 4.46 km (Approximately 01:06 u)
  • Hiking route 682006
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Peertsbos walk

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • Herentals
  • 4.46 km (Approximately 01:06 u)
  • Hiking route 682006

Historical and Landscape Heritage


In Herentals you will certainly enjoy yourself as a hiking enthusiast. This walking route combines two walks along the most beautiful spots in the historic city and through the varied landscape of the higher Kempense Heuvelrug and the valley of the Kleine Nete.

fortified city


Herentals experienced its historical peak in the fourteenth century with the flourishing of the wool and cloth industry. You can imagine yourself going back in time with the classic fifteenth-century Cloth Hall and the octagonal belfry tower with carillon, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can still admire the Nonnenvest, Begijnenvest, Zandpoort and Bovenpoort from the medieval fortifications. The original profile is best visible at the Nonnenvest, where the rampart reaches a height of ten to twelve metres.

Historic Forest


The walk continues through the Peertsbos, northwest of the city. The first mention of the forest can be found in a charter from 1221. The name comes from the Middle Dutch word'Pertse\\\': boundary marker. Now we mainly enjoy nature here, when the forest was exploited as a medium wood forest. Ten to twenty trees were allowed to grow per hectare. The other trees were cut down every ten to fifteen years and used for cooking, heating and lumber. The municipality is doing everything it can to make the Peertsbos more varied again. You will already find a rich flora and fauna with various coniferous and deciduous trees, the yellow clump, duckweed, arrowweed, hedgehog's head. Blackthorn, liverwort, marsh maple, tansy, St. John's wort and many ivy also grow here.

Copyright photos: Mie De Backer and Ronny Van Den Bosch

Directions

# Description Distance
2200, Herentals, Flanders, Belgium 0.00 km
5
5 (2200, Herentals, Flanders, Belgium) 0.16 km
Hidrodoe (2200, Herentals, Flanders, Belgium) 0.86 km
97
97 (2200, Herentals, Flanders, Belgium) 1.51 km
73
73 (Heikenstraat, 2200, Herentals, Vlaanderen, België) 2.71 km
3
3 (Vuilvoort, 2200, Herentals, Flanders, Belgium) 3.92 km

Sights

Hidrodoe

Haanheuvel 7
2200 Herentals

Hidrodoe is indoor and outdoor water fun, with a mini-sized indoor river, a 4D movie and 120 other fun water things to do. Suitable for young and old. After a day at Hidrodoe, water no longer holds any secrets for you, here you can experience water with all your senses.

Provided by:

De Kempen