This walking introduces you to this beautiful nature reserve that consists mainly of monotonous pine forests, but has gradually been transformed into a very varied area with deciduous forest, coniferous forest, heathland and fen.
Height gain: Flath
Way mark: Nodes of the hiking network
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Through the woods of Hertberg.
This walk meanders through the Hertberg area, a 310 ha forest complex that was part of the former property of the princely family Merode. It owes its name to the more than 30 meters high Hertberg at node 30, an iron-sandstone hill that was formed in the Diestiaansea. By the way, the center of Herselt is surrounded by 7 hills and therefore it is elevated by some inhabitants to "Little Rome". Here you will be rewarded with a beautiful view and here you will notice that the American oak is fought and that is fully deployed on local trees, such as winter and pedunculate oak, beech ....
Then you gradually descend to node 25 where you stare at a very strange path. Yes, you can step straight through a field here, in the summer through high corn. If desired, you can go to the right by taking a break in "Den Hulst", a local inn with up to 250 different types of beer. Along the way cultural-historical relics are visible, such as the princely drifts and historical rebates, elongated embankments with drainage ditches in between that were built in the forest for forestry. Characteristic of Hertberg are the single oaks or linden trees on the crossroads of roads, the so-called Mariatrees.
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sturdy hiking shoe recommended during wet periods.
- Forest path Forest path
- Open landscape Open landscape
- Fen Fen
- Fen Fen
- Node Node
- Open space Open space
- Creating open space Creating open space
- Forest Forest
- Mariatree Mariatree