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Bruggeskes Walk

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Bruggeskes walk

As the name of the walk suggests, you will find many foot bridges on your path on this tour. Trenches and streams run through the forest, but the bridges keep your feet dry. The route follows winding forest paths through the beautiful Ravels forests. The 'Miezerige Paadje', a path along the heath leads you past the Klotgoor and the Kesse fen.

Distance: 10 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 98% unpaved.

Marking: Red Triangle.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Het Miezerige Paadje.

The route starts on small winding paths through a beautiful mixed forest. You arrive at the Marneffedreef to continue as far as the Zwartgoor, a small fen. The bench invites you to enjoy the croaking frogs. From the fen you go back into the forest with stately beech trees in some places. The 'Miezerige Paadje' leads you past the Klotgoor and the beautiful Kesse fen. Here too there is a beautiful bench. From the fen you walk further to the Dessel-Schoten Canal. You follow the towpath next to the canal for a short distance and then walk through the forest in the direction of the starting point.

Bruggeskes walk

In wet weather, it can get very soggy in some places,

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Regional Forest of Ravels.

Until the early 20th century, Ravels was a gently sloping heather area with drifting sands and numerous fens. In 1903 and 1904, these vast moors were purchased by the Belgian State. The entire area became a test field for afforestation methods for Kempen heaths. The population of Ravels was used for tillage, planting, fertilizing and other activities. At the moment we find different landscapes in the Regional Forest of Ravels. The forests consist of deciduous and coniferous trees. These forests are interspersed with old fens, moors, meadows and beautiful roadsides. One of the fens was transformed into a picturesque pond. The most famous fen is called Kesseven. Current forest management aims for a more uneven forest. Nature has more opportunities. The 35-meter height line that crosses the forest is part of the separation between the Maas and Scheldt basins. On one side of this line the water flows towards the Maas and on the other side towards the Scheldt.

VVV Toerism Ravels.