Walk along the river Scheldt (flemish:Schelde) in Avelgem, following a part of a hikingtrail. Nice for dog and man in quiet nature.
It is the ideal region for walking, all year round and it’s known for the beautiful nature of the Scheldt marshes in Avelgem. We made this walk on a Sunday afternoon, in spring. A part of the walk leads through the fields and in a trail in the grass, another part is on the path next to the river.
Start of the hiking path in Avelgem
address: Ruggestraat, 77, Avelgem
Click on this link for the startingpoint in google maps.
On the way you’ll find the country hotel restaurant “De gouden klokke” in Waarmaarde.
More information about this hotel on the website of Booking.com
Centrale van Ruien
Further along the walk, on the other side of the river, you can see the remains of the former power station of Ruien.
More information and photos: Centrale van Ruien
Demolition of the chimneys of the power station on 03/06/2017
The Mira Bridge
A famous bridge in Avelgem
More about this historical location “De brug van de Waterhoek” Avelgem
Ideas for other excursions in the area are nicely presented in the online brochure enjoyment between the lys and scheldt
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