Hiking in Koekelare and surroundings

Some hiking trails in Koekelare bring you along beautiful rural and quiet places.
These places can not be reached by car. Only by walking you get there.

Walk through parks and woods. Also there you will find unique locations.

Put on your walking shoes in Koekelare and go exploring.

(photo R. Roelens)
Signpost site Long Max
Long-Maxdrove

Overview hiking routes

Long Max Walk

Long Max Walk

± 3.5 km . € 1,-

The Long Max Museum is the starting point of a walk in the immediate vicinity. The distance of this walk is 3.5 km and is therefore ideal to combine with a visit to the museum.

From the farmyard you step in the direction of the stokerijbos (stokerijforest). It is obvious to first have a look at the huge artillery platform of the Long Max gun just before the forest.

The hiking route takes you from the woods to an open landscape. Near Moerdijk, the landscape changes to the typical Moere Blote.

Along the waterway you will find few buildings that bear witness to a rich industrial past... It were two jenever distilleries who settled along the Canal.

With the help of an accompanying card you will find out everything.

Departure place: site Long Max, Clevenstraat 2, 8680 Koekelare

Available at the desk of the Long Max Museum.

Koekelareberg Hiking Trail

Koekelareberg Hiking Trail

± 6.5 km . € 2,-

The 50th provincial hiking route from the contemporary center of Koekelare explores the green heart of Houtland. A fine natural area and two new hiking trails take you quickly to the flanks of 'the mountain' where a vast panorama stretches from Ostend to Northern France. We overlook a relatively young culture country that was laboriously reclaimed from the former wooded grounds and go in search of the cradle of the municipality.

By the construction of a number of new semi-hardened hiking trails and the opening up of a beautiful private bunch on top of the Koekelareberg, this provincial hiking route definitely a hit within the triangle Ostend-Dixmude-Torhout. The new loop of about 6 km explores, among other things, the beautiful village centre where numerous works of art and the somewhat alienating Sala Thai to admire. Furthermore the Oosthofpark, the cradle of the municipality and the region with rare flowers, a refined Swal natural vegetation and the 'mountain' itself, an offshoot of the Ruidenberg and such a 43m high. In conclusion the hiking route passes the Motepark, a former Castle domain. Those who fancy a local beer can stop in the Klyteput or on one of the numerous terraces in the shadow of the brewery-maltery Christiaen.

Available at the tourist office Koekelare (Sint-Maartensplein 15b), Westtoer.be or Province of West-Flanders

Het Arboretum van Koekelare waar je bomenreis begint - Agentschap Natuur en Bos

Het Arboretum van Koekelare - waar je bomenreis begint

free

Ga op wereldreis door een verzameling van bomen uit alle windstreken in het Koekelaarse arboretum. Het Arboretum van Koekelare is gelegen in het Houtland en is al bij al nog jong en daarom nog niet zo bekend in de wereld van arboreta. Maar, onbekend is onbemind. Deze verzorgde brochure geeft je informatie over verschillende soorten bomen die zich in het arboretum van Koekelare bevinden."

The main entrance and parking is located in the Bovekerkestraat, 8680 Bovekerke (Koekelare).

More information via Agency for Nature and Forests.

Welkom in het Arboretum van Koekelare - Agentschap Natuur en Bos

Welkom in het Arboretum van Koekelare

free

Deze folder van Agentschap Natuur & Bos geeft u een korte samenvatting met daarbij praktische informatie over het Arboretum van Koekelare. De volledige brochure met alle informatie over de bomen is op deze website ook te downloaden.

The main entrance and parking is located in the Bovekerkestraat, 8680 Bovekerke (Koekelare).

More information via Agency for Nature and Forests.

Arboretum of Koekelare

Arboretum of Koekelare

± 6.5 km . free

In the arboretum of Koekelare it is wonderful walking under a varied foliage. As befits a forest garden, you will find here a collection of 140 species of trees. Which used to be especially made use of science, the 8.5-hectare arboretum is accessible to hikers since 2010. On the other side of the road the Koekelarebos joins seamlessly. A marked path takes you along the most beautiful spots.

The main entrance and parking is located in the Bovekerkestraat, 8680 Bovekerke (Koekelare).

More information via Agency for Nature and Forests.

Koekelareforest

Koekelareforest

± 6.5 km . free

You walk through a marked path in the pleasant Koekelareforest. Hidden in this forest is the 'German pit'. Afterwards you can walk to the arboretum of Koekelare lying across the Provinciebaan.

The entrance and parking is located near the Litterveldstraat 10, 8680 Bovekerke (Koekelare).

More information via Agency for Nature and Forests.

Heerlijk wandelen in de bossen van Koekelare

Heerlijk wandelen in de bossen van Koekelare

± 2.5 km . € 2,-

Deze verzorgde brochure in een handig meeneemformaat gidst je door de Koekelaarse bossen.

Verkrijgbaar bij de dienst toerisme Koekelare (Sint-Maartensplein 15b).

Budopad arboretum Koekelare

Budopad - (Budo parcours)

free

Zin in een sportievere uitdaging? Maak dan kennis met het eerste Budopad van Vlaanderen. De term Budo verwijst naar Japanse krijgskunsten. Via een avonturencircuit gebaseerd op evenwicht, focus, concentratie en lichaamsbeweging leert u het Koekelaarse arboretum op een sportievere manier kennen.

De start van het budopad zult u bij de ingang van het arboretum vinden.

The main entrance and parking is located in the Bovekerkestraat, 8680 Bovekerke (Koekelare).



Additional information

Cycling Network Koekelare
Cycling Network Koekelare

If you want to plan a group visit at the Long Max Museum and also want to use the cafeteria, you can always contact us. We will be glad to help you!

For further information please go to the desk of the Long Max Museum or the toerist office of Koekelare.



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