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Solitude @ Mechelse Heide | by Rick & Bart
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Solitude @ Mechelse Heide

Taken @ Mechelse Heide (Maasmechelen), Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen .


The Hoge Kempen National Park (Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen) is the first National Park in the Flemish Region in Belgium. It is located in the East of the Province of Limburg, between Genk and the Meuse Valley.


It was opened in March 2006. Covering almost 60 square kilometres, it forms part of the Natura 2000 network. The area is mostly heathland and pine forest. In May 2011 it was placed on UNESCO's Tentative List for consideration as a World Heritage Site.

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Taken on February 26, 2012