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Galloways of the Kalken Meersen hiking trail

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8.2 km • Wichelen

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Aard 4, 9260 Schellebelle

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To protect the area from flooding, part of the Kalkense Meersen was returned to the Scheldt. This created a controlled flood area where large grazers stand with their feet in the water once every 50 years. The rest of the time it is a wonderful walk among dunes and heathland.

TheGalloways of the Kalkense Meersen walking routeis offered to you byRouten, an initiative of Tourism East Flanders.

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Friday, April 12, 2024 by Jackie PetersBeautiful hike already done several times super.
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Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Dirk Van EsbroeckSurprisingly beautiful nature hike! No Galloways spotted in October but enjoyed the changing scenery. The ferry and a nice pancake on a terrace on the Scheldt were two added pluses.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Sven SunaertWhat a beautiful peaceful nature walk this is !?!! Thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the delicious ice cream and drink afterwards. The use of the spring was a nice extra that could have lasted a little longer from us. Highly recommended for hiking!
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Monday, May 31, 2021 by Michel VMTop walk between dunes and moors. Cattle seen. Cafes open again, but no place free. I will come back again, but during the week then.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by B.N.the kalkense meersen are especially beautiful in summer and you can have a drink at the ferry.
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Monday, August 3, 2020 by D.D.beautiful piece of nature very close by; mostly hiked in peace and quiet. Galloway cattle unfortunately not spotted.
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Monday, July 20, 2020 by PATRICK De SmetNice walk,too bad about the last part along the dike, but the cozy cafes make up for a lot
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by R.V.Always nice to start your hike with a ferry (in Schellebelle).
And then (as usual) a clearly marked route. Beautiful nature, sometimes a bit boring on a dike, but the end at the cattle, made up for a lot. It is a pity that in these Corona times one cannot go somewhere for a drink, because it does look cosy there. Let's come back again.
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