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Situated in "de Gijmel", the Molenheide reserve is maintained by the Flemish natural history society Natuur.punt. The windmill is operationable and can be visited on sundays.
Area 9,9 ha
Marc Van Der Weeën,
0478-73 13 79
Luc Storms, 016-50 12 13
Bert Corten 016-57 01 57,
Bart Goossens 016-57 28 04
Dry heathland with eolean sands and unfertile deciduous forest around the medieval 'Heimolen' (windmill).
Located somewhat halfway between the Langdorp hamlets Wolfsdonk and Gijmel, near the Oude Mechelsebaan.
Free entrance on roads and footpaths.
The ecological value of Molenheide largely depends on the unique and well preserved windmill which dates back to 1662. The heathland around the mill was preserved because afforestation was prohibited. The area covers the outer Kempen eolean landdunes and is a relict of the former vast Langdorp heathlands.
INFO: Jos Vrancken (+32 016/56.92.45)
Updated Aug 19, 2005
Phone: +32 016-56 92 45
Favorite thing: Throughout the city you can find statues that tell you something about the town's past or culture, such as this monument for the Grenadier Guards who liberated Aarschot in WWII.
Written Mar 17, 2004