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Harry Haighwandeling

11.9 km • Affligem

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Gemeentehuis Bellekouter, Bellestraat 99, 1790 Affligem

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This walk tells us the facts of war on the Dender in May 1940, later called the "Battle of the Dender." You'll be walking in the footsteps of the 19-year-old slim and blond boy, Private Harry Haigh from Huddersfield who died heroically at Teralfene. You'll walk past bomb craters and war graves on the banks of the Dender. This walk is signposted with a 6-sided sign with the name Harry Haigh walk.

This walk is offered by Tourism Flemish Brabant.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Arlette VercammenClose to the highway and so a lot of noise. Once you get further and go through trails and winding roads it is very beautiful. Had doubts at the bridge (should I be in front or behind the bridge on the left) before! There could have been another sign there. I was glad to have the written out route with me, so I saw the 2 war graves and the call stone at the church.
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Thursday, August 26, 2021 by F.L.nice walk, but a few difficult to recognize paths especially at the end of the walk get lane after den dries in teralfene and the lane behind rantour are not so obvious.
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Sunday, January 24, 2021 by R.P.Not recommended. Noisy stretches along E40 and along railroad lines. Little nature and much along a maze of small streets. No mention to Harry Haigh either. Not a good feeling about this walk.
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Sunday, October 11, 2020 by Danny Van varenberghWell arrowed and beautiful walk. Due to the rain there is a stretch that does go right through a field. Impossible not to follow the road through the mud. Too bad. We have shortened the route a bit because of that. Recommended.
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Sunday, July 12, 2020 by Claude Mia Leemans Van IsterdaelNice walk along small quiet roads, sometimes between crops or behind houses
Along the way we did not actually see any references to this soldier or the war, not even a Lourdes cave
As feedback: at the end at Potaardestraat, the trail is slightly modified; however, this modification is not included in the gpx or the plan
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Friday, July 3, 2020 by J.D.this hike I would not really recommend, a bit boring and some very noisy sections (, along the E40 )
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