The pedestrian bridge over the Bocholt-Herentals Canal is the graceful steel gateway to Blekerheide. In winter, you’re never fully alone in this beautiful expanse of heath: a great grey shrike will be watching you from the top of a pine tree until you leave the heath.  


Hiking loops

  • Green: 3.3 km
  • Orange: 7.1 km
  • Red: 9.2 km


  • Starting point and parking: car park at Lossingsweg (no number), Lommel.
  • Public transport: Bus line 58 Beringen Lommel, bus stop Speeltuin.



The hiking loops are not wheelchair friendly. In dry weather, they are easy to do with a sturdy children’s pushchair