Hallerbos – Bluebell Forest

Hallerbos or Halle Forest is in the Flemish region of Belgium, just south of Brussels. It’s known mostly for its ‘bluebell carpet’ which covers the forest floor for a few weeks each spring, attracting many visitors to admire this colourful spectacle.

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Every year, in Spring the floor of the forest turns into a sea of bluebells. Of course, the time of this flowering differs each year, but it’s generally around April-May time. I was told that the best time to visit was mid-April. We visited on Sunday, when it was gloriously sunny, 21ยฐC, perfect for a stroll among some bluebells.

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The forest is situated 20km south of Brussels, right beside the E19 motorway and near the town of Halle.

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To get to Hallerbos, you can either catch a train to Halle and then a bus to the forest or drive and park within the area. Bear in mind, that the car parks have limited spaces and the roads are very narrow. The website:ย https://www.hallerbos.be has more information on the car parks. We thoughts about parking at P8, but found a space further out at P2 and walked a bit further – bit more exercise isn’t all bad.

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