Flemish Brabant

Walk along the River Demer near Aarschot

A short but pleasant country walk along the River Demer, starting from Testelt railway station

The Demer river valley between Aarschot and Diest is extremely well served by the Flemish network of footpaths. The area includes a number of nature reserves, and is generally a lovely, peaceful and scenic area for a short Saturday or Sunday afternoon stroll.

A good starting point for a walk along the River Demer is Testelt railway station. It’s on the Leuven-Hasselt line. Here you can find plenty of parking if you’re arriving by car rather than train.

Starting from junction 92 by the station, a pleasant circular 9.5 km walk follows junctions 143, 175, 298, 60, 246, 374, 208, 134, 59, 396, 145 and back to 92. Here is the route to download from RouteYou. And here are some photos of the walk.

Walk along the River Demer
The banks of the River Demer
River Demer in full summer
Walk along the River Demer
Walk along the River Demer
The landscape of the Demer Valley
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Brimstone butterfly
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This is a recommended stroll along the River Demer. Let me know how you get on. Also suitable for cycling as in most places the paths are wide enough. Save

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