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Kalkense Meersen

Kalkense Meersen

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  • VISITFLANDERS

    Do you want to experience what total peace feels like? Then cycle through the Kalkense Meersen. Here, with the mighty Scheldt in the background, the water is constantly playing hide-and-seek with the land.

    This area was returned to nature, which now has free rein in the vast fields. Because the meadows around you are actually intended as a buffer in the event of a flood. Enjoy this masterful spectacle of howling wind, wonderful silence and rushing water.

    But the Kalkense Meersen is more than just a controlled floodplain. With various sub-areas such as Wijmeers, Bergemeersen, Paardeweide and Paardebroek, this area comprises no less than 950 hectares of valuable nature, spread over the municipalities of Wetteren, Wichelen, Laarne and Berlare. What you will also encounter when exploring the Kalkense Meersen are grazing cattle. They contribute to well-considered nature management. You can immediately recognize the typical Galloway cattle by their characteristic long hair.

    Thousands of meadow birds seek refuge here, away from civilization - a fantastic sight. From the Scheldedijk you have a beautiful view over the landscape.

    You can easily explore the area via the Kalkense Meersen Donkmeer hiking trail network. It offers 165 kilometers of green tranquility with places that will stay with you. Thanks to the imposing expanse, the multitude of birds, the tranquility and the combination of land and water. But also because of the simple beauty of what you see.

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    • June 29, 2021

  • Stef_P_explorer

    Beautiful stretch of towpath along the Scheldt between Wetteren and Schellebelle. On the right bank you will find the Kalkense Meersen, this lake area with its 600 hectares is one of the last extensive Scheldt lakes. Extensive cycling and walking opportunities.

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    • August 8, 2022

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    24.9 mi
    14.3 mph
    325 ft
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    275 ft
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    13.2 mph
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    38.3 mi
    15.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
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