The Turnhouts Vennengebied is an important heathland in Flanders with its characteristic fens, heathland and grasslands. You can discover numerous birds from the viewing tower in the meadows between the Zwart Water and Hoogmoerheide. In the spring and summer dozens of water and meadow birds breed. Some of the birds you can see are Spoonbill, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, Osprey, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Red Kite and Hen Harrier.
Best to park at the Englandhoeve. Nice routes for short and long walks and lots to see and enjoy. Beautiful birdwatch tower. The route displayed on the map is about 8 km.