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Brakel forest hiking trail

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11 km • Brakel

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Sint-Martensstraat 6, 9660 Brakel

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Quiet walk in the hiking community par excellence: Brakel. Close to the language border, here you can discover the famous Brakel forest. The sources of the Zwalm are never far away and provide a real gem of nature.

TheBrakelbos hiking trailis offered to you byRouten, an initiative of Tourism East Flanders.

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1.4 km
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3.4 km
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4.2 km
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This route has 9 review(s).
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Monday, April 11, 2022 by Brigitte Nottenice walking route, bit through the beautiful Brakel forest, although this time I went for the wood hyacinths. These were not to be seen on this route. We walked -when I checked later with the nodes- completely away from them. After node 51 you should also be able to insert node 6 into your route, then you do pass it. Here you go from 51 to 33.
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Sunday, October 10, 2021 by A.T.Nice walk in rolling and beautiful landscape. No problems with the signposting but be careful : junction 30 is difficult to see from the street, I passed it but quickly realized it. However, it is on the left of the corner café. Highly recommended.
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Monday, June 21, 2021 by Gabrielle Van Der VoordeNice walk but went wrong 3x and far ... I still found that the signage was not optimal .... also I never entered the Brakelbos .... did cover 3 km more than long walk ...
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Saturday, March 27, 2021 by J.V.super nice trail, beautiful panoramas and super weather. only a lot of mud and wet feet, although we had very good goretex hiking boots. But we will definitely go back that way. Jos and Rita 27/3/21
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Sunday, February 28, 2021 by D.D.Wonderful of a varied beautiful hike! Best not after heavy rain. Indeed as mentioned in previous reviews, best to provide waterproof, mud-resistant footwear. Even if only for short stretches.
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Sunday, January 3, 2021 by Wim De donckerVery nice route with beautiful views. Approx 75 % of the route is unpaved, often very muddy, best to walk if it has been dry for a few days.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by F.L.beautiful landscape with nice views, car-free streets, only I recommend everyone to postpone this walk until after the winter. Just past node 29 I had to cling to wooden posts and barbed wire to avoid having to go through the mud puddle. Beyond pt 31 I even had to turn back because I didn't have swimming trunks with me!
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Sunday, August 23, 2020 by G.M.Those seeking the coolness of a forest are in for a treat. Max. 2 km of the walk goes through the forest. Nevertheless, a wonderful walk with beautiful views, through fields and meadows and picturesque streets. Car-free. Spicy at times. Well signposted. 1st junction, no.28, is at the church.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020 by M.C.Very nice walk.When you come out of the brakelbos,on the stone road to Ronse, you have to cross this lane.The peil stands to go down again.
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