A sand extraction pit that was decommisioned and is now a small nature reserve. The area features an island with breeding opportunities for shorebirds like Little Ringed Plover and Common Tern) and some steep walls for Sand Martin. Some areas are planted with berry trees (Prunus) which can attract migrant birds during migration.
Access through the norteastern end of the Rodehoedstraat (Gent) or through Leeuwenhof (Gent). There is one observation point (see trail on the map).
Terrain and HabitatLake, Beach, Mud flats, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland
ConditionsFlat, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes