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Kolisbos Play Forest

The Kolisbos nature reserve, located in the municipality of Neerpelt, is a forest that has a beautiful play area for children. Hours of outdoor fun guaranteed.

Speelbos Kolisbos

The Kolisbos has many opportunities for hiking. Take the Red Hike hiking trail through the Kempen, for example, a walk of 11.5 km.

Speelbos Kolisbos

The Kolisbos Play Forest offers many activities, such as stone twister, equilibrium bars, stepping stones and a frame for making a totem.

The Kolisbos nature reserve, located in the municipality of Neerpelt, is a forest that is now striving for greater richness of native species.

The nature reserve is accessible to the public on the hiking trails. The Red Hike of the Regionaal Landschap Lage Kempen (11.5 km) leads you through this beautiful stretch of nature. (Start at Bosuil recreational area, Bosuilstraat 4, Sint-Huibrechts-Lille.)

The Kolisbos is a forest area to the south of Sint-Huibrechts-Lille. Originally this area was called the Kolisheide (Kolis Heath), named after the town of Kolis. Later on the heathland was planted with mainly Scots pine for wood production. Since the 1980s, attempts have been made to give the forest, that still includes patches of heather, a more natural character. The western part of the forest is characterised by a sand quarry.

The forest is intersected by the Kolisloop (or Dorperloop) that flows south to north and discharges into the Warmbeek. Near the Kolisloop there are forests with birch and oak trees and also some birch woodlands.

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