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Koersel: Vallei Van de Zwarte Beek

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4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 236' 72 m
Descent: -236' -72 m
High: 264' 80 m
Low: 160' 49 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A short route ideal for kids through protected forest and heath.

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids can climb the 30m high watch tower of Koersel Kapelleke and visit the playground.

Only accessible during weekends or holidays, as a part of the trail is located near the military domain.

Need to Know

Only accessible in the weekends and holidays. Toilets and drinks at the visitor center "watersnip".

Description

The "vallei van de zwarte beek" ("valley of the black brook") is one of the largest natural reserve areas of Flanders. This hike will get you through all its beauty, while keeping it interesting for kids.

The trail starts and ends at the visitor center "watersnip", located next to a large playground area. Just follow the red markers. It is largely unpaved and moves through heath and forest. There are a few paved sections when the trail moves past some houses.

Don't forget to take boots, as it might get muddy!

Flora & Fauna

Birds like the black woodpecker, woodlark, bluethroat and common snipe are protected species that reside in the nature reserve.

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Land Manager: Natuurpunt

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Oct 4, 2019 near Leopold…, BE

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