How to get there:
By train: the route starts from Sint-Joris-Weert trainstation.
By car: there is a large parking area at the beginning of the tour called ‘Speelbos Parking’ at Weertsedreef 16, 3053 Oud-Heverlee.
This walk takes you through the raw beauty of the old forest ‘Meerdaalwoud’. It is filled with giant beech and oak trees that have been there for decades, at least that’s what I’m guessing from their enormous size. Apart from the kid-friendly side-animation and modern facilities surrounding the parkinglot at the beginning, you are surrounded with vast mysterious forest for the rest of the trip, of course for as far it’s possible here in Belgium. The big majority of paths are natural and unpaved, which is perfect in good weather conditions but it can get quite muddy when it rains. But don’t let that scare you, even with the extra challenge of long muddy trails, we still had a blast there. You can find a gpx-file with the route and a link to Komoot on the bottom of the page.