Description of the area
In addition to deciduous woods, there are also hedgerows, willow rows, isolated reed beds, and here and there, a pond or a 'dead' tributary of the original Marke. The results of landscape management are striking: a mixed flowery open landscape peppered with shrubs, trees and blackberries, ideal for the red-backed shrike. Part of the Marke Valley is a designated quiet area, where you can hardly hear sounds of human presence.
Accessible on paved and unpaved roads. Start: St-Antoonshoeve, Boureng 57, Deux-Acren. From Astridlaan, Geraardsbergen (direction Edingen) and the church of Overboelare, there is signposting to the start.