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Neigembos

Oost-Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

Mixed oak and beech forest with considerable height differences. Nice for walking and bird watching.

Added* by Luc De Waele
Most recent update 23 November 2021
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Description

The Neigembos is a 72 hectare nature and forest area on the border between the Flemish Ardennes and the Pajottenland. Striking in the Neigembos is the highly variable relief. The height varies from 20 m to 90 m. Erosion after deforestation has created sunken roads, with very varied vegetation to the left and right of them. 40 bird species breed in this mixed oak and beech forest (about 80% beech and 15% oak). Among the birds you can see in the forest are Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Short-toed Treecreeper and Eurasian Nuthatch.

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Nederlands: Het Neigembos is een 72 hectare groot natuur- en bosgebied op de grens tussen de Vlaamse Ardennen en het Pajottenland. Opvallend in het Neigembos is het zeer sterk wisselende reliëf. De hoogte varieert van 20 m tot 90 m. Door erosie na ontbossing zijn holle wegen ontstaan, met links en rechts ervan een erg gevarieerde plantengroei. In dit gemengde eiken- en beukenbos (ongeveer 80 % beuk en 15 % eik) broeden 40 vogelsoorten. In het bos leven onder meer Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Short-toed Treecreeper en Eurasian Nuthatch.

Details

Access

The forest has three signposted walks 'Dikke Beuken' (1.5 km), 'Bevingen' (2.2 km) and 'De Groeben' (3.7 km)). If you prefer a longer walk, follow the 5 km long walking route as indicated on the map below.

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Nederlands: Het bos heeft drie bewegwijzerde wandelingen 'Dikke Beuken' (1,5 km), 'Bevingen' (2,2 km) en 'De Groeben' (3,7 km)). Wil je een langere wandeling van 5 km volg dan de wandelroute zoals op de kaart hieronder aangegeven.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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