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Hiking network de Blankaart and Blankaart walking route

Walking network De Blankaart

Since summer 2022, you can explore the 111 km long walking network in and around the Blankaart near Diksmuide. Silence, water, vast landscapes, birds... and regular tasty stops.
Five ingredients that make every walk top notch and all five of which you have to hand on the De Blankaart walking network. Boarding is possible at Provinciedomein IJzerboomgaard, among other places. From Diksmuide you walk via car-free and unpaved paths through a flat polder landscape towards villages such as Sint-Jacobskapelle and Nieuwkapelle, through the IJzerbroeken, past hamlets such as Drie Grachten, Luigem and Steenstrate to Bikschote and Boezinge. With the seasonal ferry you can easily reach the other side of the Yser.

The junction map of the hiking network is for sale at the Tourist Office (€ 10).

Map out your route using the digital route planner.

Wandelnetwerk De Blankaart

Sinds de zomer van 2022 kan je het 111 km lange wandelnetwerk in en rond de Blankaart bij Diksmuide verkennen. Stilte, water, weidse landschappen, vogels… en regelmatig een lekkere stopplaats.
Vijf ingrediënten die elke wandeling top maken en die je alle vijf bij de hand hebt op het wandelnetwerk De Blankaart. Instappen kan onder andere aan Provinciedomein IJzerboomgaard. Vanuit Diksmuide stap je via autoluwe en onverharde paden door een vlak polderlandschap richting dorpjes als Sint-Jacobskapelle en Nieuwkapelle, door de IJzerbroeken, langs gehuchten als Drie Grachten, Luigem en Steenstrate tot Bikschote en Boezinge. Met het seizoensveer bereik je gemakkelijk de overkant van de IJzer.

De knooppuntenkaart van het wandelnetwerk is te koop bij de dienst Toerisme (€ 10).

Stippel je route uit via de digitale routeplanner

The Blankaart walking route

The Blankaart walking route is a suggestion loop on the De Blankaart walking network and takes us through the IJzerbroeken, a plain of low-lying, marshy meadows and hay meadows of which the Blankaart area is part. Typical are the floods that can occur with persistent rainfall. Very often, therefore, boots or high step boots are a must. Starting from the visitors' centre De Blankaart, where you get an explanation about the nature reserve and the IJzer valley, the route leads you through the winter bed of the IJzer. On the watery route, there are six observation posts and two farms where you can have your own picnic. The total walk has a length of 10 km, but can be shortened to 5.6 km. Above all, don't forget your binoculars!

Starting point: Castle De Blankaart. Distance: 5.5 km or 10 km

Discover more walking networks here.

Due to the high water level, the footpath, and by extension the entire nature reserve, is NOT accessible.

The visitor centre in the castle is OPEN from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. There is a winter break between Christmas and New Year's Day.


Dienst Toerisme

Grote Markt 68600Diksmuide
051 79 30 50

View the walking route online via the Tourism Westhoek website.

The walking junction map Wandelnetwerk De Blankaart is for sale at the Tourist Office (€ 10).

Discover also the other walking networks in the Westhoek.


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