Mixed forest with some old beech lanes. Woodpeckers like Black Woodpecker and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker breed here as well as Northern Goshawk and other birds of prey. In spring you may experience a real concert of song birds: warblers, thrushes, tits, European Pied Flycatcher and Goldcrest, while in winter, there's different species of finches and if you're lucky you may see an Eurasian Woodcock hiding beneath the bushes or gulls, Wood Lark and European Stonechat on the surrounding fields.
Ideally done by foot, especially the smaller paths that are very interesting. The bigger roads are also ideal for cycling. You can park your car next to the crucifix in the Veldkruisstraat.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Agriculture
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Autumn
RouteWide path, Narrow trail, Paved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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