Hidden Belgium: The National Park Trail

Hidden Belgium: The National Park Trail

A new 100 km hiking trail was launched this week in the Hoge Kempen National Park. It’s an astonishing route that takes in hills, wild moorland, lakes, woods and dunes.

Once you set off on the trail, you will hardly see a house or a road. And yet you are not far from large cities like Genk, Maasmechelen and Maastricht.

The entire hiking trail can be done over four days with stops at camp sites or B&Bs along the way. Or you can do a simple one-day ramble starting from one of the four entry points.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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