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Groenendaal Walk

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6.7 km • Hoeilaart

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Kasteel van Groenendaal, Duboislaan 1, 1560 Hoeilaart

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Leave the bustle of the Brussels Ring Road behind and dive into the greenery of the Sonian Forest. Groenendaal is located pretty much in the middle of the Sonian Forest, where some six centuries ago Augustine monks found peace and quiet for a contemplative life. You walk through the Arboretum Groenendaal where you can admire some 400 indigenous and exotic tree species, but you also pass the beautiful forest reserve Joseph Zwaenepoel which is a Unesco World Heritage Site and the Royal Lodge at the former Groenendaal horse racing track.

Note: This is a walk on a virtual walking network. The nodes are not signposted on the property. Follow the wooden posts with orange arrow.

This walk is offered by Tourism Flemish Brabant and the Agency for Nature and Forests.

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Monday, August 1, 2022 by Yves VlasselaerBeautiful hike, large free parking lot at the castle. The route is fully signposted by the orange plates with black arrows. Start along the castle pond and then you automatically come to the first arrows. Well maintained paths, following a winding forest river for the first few kilometers. Many info signs along the way, route is 5.1 km long.
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