Have you heard about the beautiful Bluebell Forest in Belgium? It’s not a far drive from us and it’s FREE to see. Hallerbos is a sizable forest where the bluebells cover the forest floor each year, usually in April or May. I went last year with a friend after visiting the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken (Brussels). I’ve written the address for the main parking, but it’s best to follow the route given on the website or you might end up on the opposite end of the forest thanks to your GPS, like I did. Thanks to our proximity to this forest, you can time your visit for the peak blooming season. The website posts regular updates on the progress and growth of the forest with beautiful pictures to get you excited for your visit.
You can download a digital map of the area, just in case you end up parking away from an information point where you can pick up a free map. Each trail is well marked, just follow the colored arrows and stay off paths that are only for bikes or horses. It’s important to remember that this is a forest, and there are no toilet facilities or water spigots within the forest. We did run into an ice cream truck near the main parking lot though. If you are bringing a stroller, you will probably have to stick to the open barrier paths (openbare on the legend). Dogs are welcome if they are kept on a leash. If you like a quiet walk with beautiful views, this is not to be missed.
Hallerbos/ Bois de Hal
Vlasmarktdreef 4, Halle, BE