Weldadigheidspad in Merksplas - Accessibility in Flanders ©Toerisme Merksplas
“There are many walks to be enjoyed in this area”, says Edwin. “One of them is the Weldadigheidspad (Benevolence Path), which was adapted for wheelchair users and parents with prams.

The wide paths are ideal for wheelchairs or scooters, even in bad weather. The complete length of the walk is 7 km, but you can also opt for the shorter 2-km or 5-km routes.”
At the two departure points (Chapel-Colony and the 'De Kunstvrienden' hall) there are parking facilities and a map. “No need to worry about getting lost here!” says Edwin. “All the paths are signposted”.

At the Vagrant Chapel there is a mobile toilet. “No, that's not a toilet that follows you on your walk,” Edwin jokes, “but a temporary toilet with facilities for wheelchair users.” 

Has Edwin inspired you to try out this walk? The Merksplas Tourist Office can provide you with more information on this accessible path: +32 14 63 94 77 or toerismemerksplas@skynet.be

“There are many walks to be enjoyed in this area”

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