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Nature reserves

Come with me and visit some of Belgium’s nature reserves which are dotted throughout the country. Let’s discover what plants and animals can be found there. Directions and maps are included.

Time to sit down in the woods!

Meerbeek to Bertem woods

A 12 km circular walk from the village of Meerbeek in Flemish Brabant through the delightful Bertem Woods.

Find an Excuse to visit L’Ecluse

Enjoy a 8 km country walk starting from the village of L’Ecluse and through the Rosdel nature reserve near Hoegaarden.

The Erps-Kwerps Vijvers

Hidden away but visible from passing trains, the Erps-Kwerps Vijvers reveal a wealth of nature to the patient observer.

Schulensmeer in Limburg

Walking around the Schulensmeer

Two walks of 6k or 13k around Flanders’ largest man-made lake, the Schulensmeer in Limburg province.

Mechels Broek, Muizen

A delightful country walk to the south of Mechelen taking in the nature reserve of Mechels Broek.

Doode Bemde, Neerijse

There’s some great nature to enjoy while enjoying a country walk in the Doode Bemde nature reserve in Neerijse, south of Leuven.

3 walks on Mechelse Heide

Three walks through the Belgian National Park. Choose any one, or mix and match depending on the time you have available.

Hoge Kempen National Park

There are five entry points to the Hoge Kempen National Park. From these you can walk or cycle through this area of natural beauty.

Het Zwin Nature Park, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Het Zwin Nature Park

Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!