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Westerlo: Walking between castles and water

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6.8 km • Westerlo

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Sint-Lambertusstraat 4, 2260 Westerlo

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Eye-catchers on this hike? Two imposing castles and the Grote Nete. You follow the meandering river in the nature reserves het Riet and the Kwarekken. Beyond the footbridge you end up in the endless lanes of the Beeltjes, with even an intersection of 8 lanes. Westerlo's triangular market square charms with its centuries-old courthouse line and stately bourgeois homes.

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This route has 10 review(s).
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Thursday, May 23, 2024 by J.C.Beautiful route, absolutely enjoyed it!
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Monday, May 20, 2024 by S.V.Beautiful walk in nature
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Sunday, March 13, 2022 by Tom BoirtsVery nice hike. me and my son enjoyed it. we also have a youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZAdJAqIkhahsTzz7xuusyQ
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by Erik De smedtVery nice route with enough variety, Castles-Water-Boaks, lots of paved, almost no mud.
We prefer as starting point: Papedreef 1, 2260 Westerlo (Jeugdherberg Boswachtershuis - kp 6)
Food & Drinks Junctions 6 (Start-End) & 16 (Market Westerlo)
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Erik Van den BoschVery nice hike on paved trails. Parking is easy in the peripheral parking lots in Westerlo. You can't park in the Rietstraat, which is indicated as starting point. This hike is definitely recommended and can easily be done with children.
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Sunday, November 14, 2021 by Sarah VermeulenVery nice hike with lots of variety. There is always something different to see. Very surprising also the different nature points. Highly recommended!
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Sunday, September 12, 2021 by Karen SmedtsVery nice walk in the green, very few on sections where cars come, mostly along Nete and in the forest. Just at beginning and end in the center. Even on Sunday, when it's busier in terms of hiking/biking traffic, enjoyed this route! Highly recommended
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Friday, July 2, 2021 by I.C.Really a cool beautiful hike.
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Sunday, May 2, 2021 by I.C.A nice pleasant walk. You have to cross 1 time a very busy lane, but there is a crosswalk. You finish in the playground. When the weather is nice it is really crowded! It took us 8 km for this entire walk. It was really worth it!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by Karin van de VenI took this hike a few days ago. Highly recommended! Castles, river, woods. For parents with young children; baby carriage proof and almost at the end of the walk a treat for the kids; a big playground! They will give 5 stars though. Coffee delicious and large terrace.
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