8.9 km • Gooik

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ter hoogte van de busstelplaats van De Lijn op de Steenweg Asse-Edingen, 1755 Leerbeek (Gooik)

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Small-scale nature reigns supreme on and around Kesterheide. This "mountain" was sculpted by generations of inhabitants, who also understood that it was nice to be here. At 112 meters, it towers above the Pajottenland. It is a beacon and landmark of the rolling landscape. From the IJzeren Man you'll have a beautiful view of Brussels and the parish churches of some of the surrounding villages such as Leerbeek, Kester and further on Heikruis. To the north lies Lombergveld with the Lomberg forest. You'll be able to walk along the educational center Paddenbroek, a beautiful location where you find fruit trees, hedges and many landscape elements.

This walk is offered by Tourism Flemish Brabant.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024 by R.V.Very nice walk through the fields and forest around Kesterheide.
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Friday, May 28, 2021 by L.J.Very surprising "farm-buiten" 20 km from the capital. Beautiful rolling countryside and beautiful views. Easy trail, but good walking shoes are really necessary! One drawback: no car parking at the start of the trail.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021 by L.V.We left at junction 215 (limited parking) and then did junctions 220-218-217-216 and continued from there. In this way we were able to avoid arriving twice at node 215 and this is also how the route is described in a brochure we had. The problem between node 258 and 256 has since been solved (thanks)
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Monday, January 4, 2021 by N.N.Departure street right across the staging area (buses). Extremely beautiful walk. Only country roads, forests, ... no paving. During rainy periods it can be very muddy, especially on the Kesterheide. But with solid hiking boots it certainly succeeds and it remains enormously beautiful. Definitely recommended. Attention at signposting 256 there is indeed a mistake
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Monday, December 14, 2020 by Eddy TimmermansVery nice hike along quiet roads. In rainy weather some trails are very muddy but we take that for granted. Good signage.
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Saturday, November 21, 2020 by Pieter-Jan Van DammeWonderful walk with beautiful stretches of forest, wonderful views and romantic paths. You even walk through a farm at one point. The white spheres of the NATO communications center are a curious sight during the second half of the hike. Definitely recommended!
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Sunday, June 28, 2020 by Geert Delangre Very nice hike lots of small field roads fun to do . Definitely recommended if you like being in nature .
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Sunday, June 7, 2020 by P.D.Beautiful walk
Attention from node 258 towards node 256 there is a problem. At the end of the Berghomstraat there is an arrow 256 to the left. This is not correct, you have to go to the right and then a bit further to the left, for which there is no arrow, to the Hoogheideweg (small road).
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Saturday, May 16, 2020 by J.V.Beautiful hike. One of the nicer ones in the Pajottenland.
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Sunday, April 14, 2019 by Saskia De TroyerA real bijouken to do, huge views, nice trails, beautiful piece of nature, highly recommended
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