Hoge Kempen National Park, Genk

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The Hoge Kempen National Park Valley. It includes the elevated ground that defines the watershed between that river and the low ground of the drainage basin of the Demer river that covers most of Belgian Limburg.HistoryIt was opened om Sunday 29 March 2006. Covering almost 60 square kilometres, it forms part of the Natura 2000 network. The area is mostly heathland and pine forest. It was first established in 1990 within the Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Massland as part of a progressive policy to advance nature reserves in Flanders.In May 2011 it was placed on UNESCO's Tentative List for consideration as a World Heritage Site. On 23 March 2012, the nine municipal councils, the Province of Limburg and the Flemish government signed a letter of intent to support the application of the Hoge Kempen National Park for recognition as UNESCO World Heritage.GeographyThe park is located in the province of Limburg covering territory in the municipalities of As, Dilsen-Stokkem, Genk, Lanaken, Maasmechelen and Zutendaal. In addition to extensive woodlands, it includes existing protected nature areas such as the Mechelse Heide, Zipebeek Valley (de Vallei van de Ziepbeek), Friend under the Mountain (het Ven onder de Berg) and the Neerharer Heide.
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  • We have criss cross in and through and around the park. gorgeous. If you're an early bird, you may even spot some wild. Delicious cycling days politely in this environment.
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  • Beautiful place to walk alone, as a couple or as a family. Alternating more arid landscape and forest area in the middle of countless Oaks, you will discover a wonderful place of Limburg.
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  • A place for walking even for beginners and with very nice views, it is also a place for a pick nick with friends or family  more »

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