Hiking with a dog

Over the last few years, four dog walking areas have been created in Bosland: specially designated zones where your dog can run free under your supervision. Dogs must remain on a leash and on the paths in all other parts of the nature reserves. It’s not just children and adults who are often afraid of unknown four-legged creatures. Breeding birds and other animals also dislike dogs sniffing around and going off the paths.


The Sahara (4 ha)

Starting point: de Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, Lommel (3 ha)

Accessible via Witte Dreef or Lossingsweg.


Kattenbos (3.5 ha)

Starting point: Zandstraat (no number), Lommel


Molsekiezel – Ruwe Heuvelweg (3 ha)

Starting point: beginning of Ruwe Heuvelweg, 3930 Lommel

Parking before the barrier.


Resterheide (2 ha)

Starting places: Begijnenstraat (no number), 3940 Hechtel-Eksel & Diestersedijk (no number), 3930 Peer


In den Brand (2 ha)

Starting point: Kamertstraat (no number), 3940 Hechtel-Eksel

Some guidelines

  • Keep your dog on a leash until you reach the designated areas for dogs.
  • Clean up after your dog and put it in the designated bin.
  • Dispose of other waste, such as food and drink packaging, in the ordinary bin.
  • Think of the neighbours. Noise nuisance is prohibited between 22.00 and 7.00.
  • Keep the nature reserve safe for people and dogs.