The Blakheide nature reserve is located on the border where Beerse and Rijkevorsel merge. This narrow strip of nature with forests, fens, old peat pits and small moors is sandwiched between various cozy places such as Merksplas and Beerse. Off to Belgium to explore this beautiful area.
Birds on the Blak You start your walk in the middle of nature. From here you walk along the lake Blak. This lake is a popular place for water birds. A special bird-watching wall has been constructed on the edge of the lake so that you can view the water birds on the water without disturbing them and scaring them away. You're in the right place if you like bird watching. Sand was once extracted at the site of this viewing wall, creating a lower heathland. From here you have a beautiful view of the area. Then you walk through the coniferous forests that have been planted here, the deciduous forests and along small heather fields that have stood the test of time.
An ice cream or a cup of coffee The start and end point of this route is the ice cream parlor De Blakheide. Here you can enjoy a traditional ice cream, but you can also drink a nice cup of coffee. Settle down on the terrace and enjoy.
Protected heathlands You once found large moors in this place, but little of it has survived. Today the Blakheide belongs to a protected Natura 2000 area. Heather restoration is one of the main goals of this protected area. This ensures that the varied nature here is preserved and that is of course only nice for cyclists and hikers who set off here.
Are you going out in Belgium? and can you use some extra information before you get on your bike or start your hike? Then pay a visit to one of the many Tourist Information points that you can find throughout Belgium. away. Then you can be well prepared with great tips from locals.
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