How to get there:
By train: Kessel train stations is a 10 minute of walk away from the fort, where you can start the tour.
By car: The walk starts at 'Parking Kesselse Heide' a parking lot with enough space.
This walk combines the three elements that make Kessel worth visiting (Kessel Fort, the Kessel Heath (Kesselse heide) and the river 'kleine Nete') in one walk, which is only 7km long. If you want a longer tour you can easily follow the Nete for a bit longer or take a small detour in the heath.
The Kessel Heath might not be as big as the one in Kalmthout, but it surely is as beautiful, combined with the meadows of the kleine Nete and the Fort it makes a very pretty and easy accessible walk. Since it combines all these elements there is a part of the tour that will not be fully in nature. But I'll guide you through some cute streets full of beautiful houses and farms in Kessel. Almost halfway you'll pass a cosy restaurant at the shore of the kleine Nete where you can get some refreshments and something to eat. Be sure to check out the opening hours here to make sure it's open.