The Verdronken Weide is a nature reserve of just over 40 ha near the village of Ieper/Ypres. The area has a deep pool and grasslands with varying water levels. More than 160 bird species occur in the area, including Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Common Snipe, Sedge Warbler, Water Rail and Bluethroat. Part of the area is grazed by cattle. It is very close from Ieper (1km from the town hall), a grass path runs around it, various items to see (water, meadows, shrubs, trees, orchards). There is also a bird watching hide in the area.
Only accessible on foot, You can park on different spots around the area (Rijselseweg or Komenseweg). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The trail around the area is 2.6 km.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Wetland, Reedbeds
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring, Autumn
RouteUnpaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Difficult to reach the bird hide with wheelchair. In winter period some wet area's on the path.