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.
The Kalmthout Heath (or in dutch: Kalmthoutse heide) is probably one of the better known nature reserves in Belgium. Probably because it is one of the oldest and largest, but also because of its beautiful nature and diversity. This walk (schapenpad) combines the best of both worlds: it is not too short and definitely not too long.
Snugly fit at the bottom of the bend of the Scheldt, only a small bike ride south from Antwerp's city center lies the Hobokense Polder, a relatively small patch of polder filled with beautiful nature and home to friendly giants. With some luck you might even encounter them, just like we did.