Some ideas for walks in Flanders.
The Mystery of Silsombos
At the crossroads between Mechelen, Leuven and Brussels nestles the rainforest of Silsombos , thanks to wooden walkways you can avoid the wet and muddy passages and enjoy the marshy meadows and wild oaks. You may come across the statue of Notre Dame called ‘Zwarte Madame’ sheltered by a centuries-old oak tree.
Walk through the vineyards
If you want to wander among the vineyards, go to Wezemaal near Rotselaar. On the slopes of Wezemaal, the grapes are cultivated in the traditional way, as in the Middle Ages. And then you will go through vineyards, orchards and nature reserves.
The wooded dunes of De Haan
If you are at the coast, take advantage of the De Duinbossen nature reserve which covers 152 hectares between Wenduine and Bredene.
Departing from the Belle Epoque tram station in De Haan, you pass the magnificent 1900 villas, reach the beach and then sink into the wooded dunes with their flora and fauna typical of the coast. You are likely to come across red wood ants that live close to 700,000 in an anthill.