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Nature reserve De Teut – Ten Haagdoorn

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Experience hosted by Michel

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visit of 2000 ha nature reserve De Teut and Ten Haagdoorn – Purple Heather.

The 11 km walk will cross the coniferous forests and the heathlands with fens. The heathland consists of ling heather in the dry areas, bell heather on the wet areas and lavender on the peat bogs. The area is at its best when the heather is in bloom. That is August, beginning of September. Heaths are home to a rich assemblage of animal species. 5,000 species of invertebrates occur on heathlands. These include grasshoppers, bush crickets, beetles, dragonflies, moths, ants, wasps, bees and spiders, many of them rarities. The alternation of stream valleys, fens, dunes, forests, fields and heathland areas invite for a beautiful walk, surrounded by sheep. Thanks to them, the heather beauty is preserved.

Pond and grassland recovery: the nutrient-rich upper layer are removed from the ponds, allowing the seeds of the waterlobelia-plant to germinate again. Species such as garlic toad and yellow heather dragonfly are re-appearing, as birds such as the nightjar, tree pipit and woodlark.

Starting walking through De Teut and Ten Haagdoorn for a circle trail from 11km( 7 miles). Two breaks are foreseen; at Hengelhoef ( midway) and Holsteenbron -camp ( 3/4 way). The path runs in a circle ending up at the starting point.
Other things to note
Focus on august-september, the most beautiful spots for the Purple Heather! The Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is amazing due this the biodiversity it creates in her eco-system. You will discover de Lage Kempen, feeling like walking in the scottish highlands.
Visit of 2000 ha nature reserve De Teut and Ten Haagdoorn – Purple Heather.

The 11 km walk will cross the coniferous forests and the heathlands with fens. The heathland consists of ling heather in the dry areas, bell heather on the wet areas and lavender on the peat bogs. The area is at its best when the heather is in bloom. That is August, beginning of September. Heaths are home to a rich assemblage of animal species. 5,000 species o…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Mint Tea with Heather flavor
From £35
/ person
Mon, 8 Mar
£35 per person
09:30 - 12:30
£35 per person
Tue, 9 Mar
£35 per person
09:30 - 12:30
£35 per person
Wed, 10 Mar
£35 per person
09:30 - 12:30
£35 per person

Meet your host, Michel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm a Nature Guide and Coach. Passionate about flowers, trees and birds, with a special admiration towards inspiring landscapes. I'll explain about the prehistoric Holsteenbron, as well as the purple Calluna Vulgaris (known as common heather, or ling heather), dominant plant in most heathland in Europe.

Wish to bring nature again into your live, the time of an amazing walk in this wonderful shrubland habitat with his free-draining infertile, acidic soils. Let's share well-being, let's feel free to enjoy this wonderful nature reserve with wide open, low-growing woody vegetation, rare birds and flavoured flowers.

I will tell you about Heathers, Gorse and heathland grasses, punctuated by scattered trees such as the Silver Birch. They are historic landscapes with age-old oaks.
I’ll initiate Mindfulness, a relaxing process.
I'm a Nature Guide and Coach. Passionate about flowers, trees and birds, with a special admiration towards inspiring landscapes. I'll explain about the prehistoric Holsteenbron, as well as the purple Calluna Vulgaris (known as common heather, or ling heather), dominant plant in most heathland in Europe.

Wish to bring nature again into your live, the time of an amazing walk in this wonderful shrubland habitat with his free-draining infertile, acidic soils. Let's share well-being, let'…
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Where you'll be

Start/end-point is the car-park “de Teut” ; we’ll discover De Teut, the Holsteenbron and the Ten Haagdoorn , walking 11 km (7 miles) during 3 hours.

Feel the unique silence and vastness of this heathland, interspersed with fens. Thousands of sheep graze on the open landscape. We even see the Mijnterril from Winterslag, the Military Camp, The Teutsheuvel and the prehistoric Holsteenbron .

Toilet-break at Hengelhoef and Camping Holsteenbron

Choose from available dates

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  • Mon, 8 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Tue, 9 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Wed, 10 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Thu, 11 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Fri, 12 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Mon, 15 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Tue, 16 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person
  • Wed, 17 Mar
    09:30 - 12:30
    £35 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking shoes, umbrella, binoculars, amplifying glass, water. Good walking shoes are recommended.

Paths are too difficult for little children and wheelchairs.