Hiking in the heart of West Flanders: Heihoekwalkroute Lichtervelde | enigma

Hiking in the heart of West Flanders: Heihoekwalkroute Lichtervelde

Walking... one of the best activities to move more. My favorites are the marked hiking routes because you only have to follow signs and do not have to keep a map at hand. On a sunnier winter day than today, a few weeks ago, we did the Heihoekwalkroute.

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This trail starts at holiday farm Bouckenhove in Lichtervelde, but since it is a loop walk, you can actually start anywhere.

We drove to the parking lot of Huwynsbossen, along the Beverenstraat in Lichtervelde. There you have a spacious parking space. This is a relatively young forest. At the end of the 90s, the remains of the forest were taken care of and expanded.

There is already talk of Huwynsbossen in the Middle Ages. Then it was part of a vast forest, which over the years was increasingly cut down to make meadows and arable land.

Eventually only some forest remained where the soil was too wet or unsuitable to engage in agriculture.

The walk is 7.5 km long and is varied. You walk along and through slightly hilly meadows and fields, through neighborhoods, along the railroad, among trees and in the forest.

If you do the hike in the summer, be sure to jump into the ice farm ' the Bossneppe ', where you can enjoy the view with a delicious, homemade ice cream. They also have a dairy shop, where you can buy their products. Short chain products are so much fresher!

Below you will find some pictures taken on the walking route. They give a beautiful picture of how beautiful nature is. Far away from busy cities, noise from major roads and industry. Only views, fields, trees, graces, herbs, wild flowers and birds.

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