The Weerterbos forms a central element in a very extensive belt of forest and heathland areas. Besides the Weerterbos proper, several traditionally differently named subareas belong to the reserve. In the northwest of the Weerterbos lies an area of open grassland. The area consists of wet and dry forests, grassland plots and small heaths.
Spotting red deer
Scattered are restored fens and central in the area is the grassland enclave converted into a nature reserve with a watchtower, from where you can now see the many red deer. In fact, the Weerterbos is a "red deer hotspot. If you want to spot these special animals, you would do well to spend a day in the Weerterbos.