Monday, July 26, 2010

Sint Joris Weert ...

... nature reserve 'de Doode Bemde'...

... former vicinal line 296: Vossem - Hamme-Mille ...
map former line 296
by Marc - wapedia/mobi - maps.google.com

... now part of the southern trail ...

... the bridge over the Leigracht completes the southern
trail of the natural reserve.
The Leigracht forms here
the border between Huldenberg and Oud-Heverlee

The bridge was built by officers of the Belgian
Military Engineer School Jambes
in July 2003 ...
source: infoboard

... the Leigracht ...

... The area around the former vicinal embankment
is
in constant evolution, by restoring the natural
flooding of the River Dyle, to create a wetland
and restore the natural habitat ...
source: infoboard

... a tranquil country landscape ...

... map nature reserve 'de Doode Bemde' ...
"Bemde" in the name "de Doode Bemde"
refers to wet meadows, "doode" (dead)
means that agriculture was virtually impossible there.
The natural reserve is located in the Dyle-valley
between Sint-Joris-Weert, Neerijse and Oud-Heverlee ...

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