From the start of the walk you quickly arrive at the site of the former boarding school De Widdonck for children and young adults. Against the facade of an old building you can read on an information sign that you are dealing with a small remnant of a much larger complex. In the middle of the 19th century the St. Aloysius institution was built here. This institution was the actual predecessor of the Widdonck.
The Water Flower
You continue via the banks of the Roggelse Beek, to the green edges of the woods on the edge of the village. Soon, you will find yourself in the Waterbloem area. Until recently this forest was a production forest with mainly pine trees. By selectively cutting down the trees, a much more varied vegetation has been created. In some places the path is a bit bumpy. Wild boar have been looking for tasty morsels here and don't be surprised if a roe deer suddenly crosses your path.
On the bank of the stream, deep in the woods, is a crucifix. There are several stories about the reason for placing the cross. For example, someone is said to have been struck by lightning at that spot or a hunter was killed in a hunting accident. In the same stream, beavers regularly build dams to keep their habitat wet.