The Enchanted Forest - updated with photos
First thing to know:
NEVER WALK ON BLUEBELLS. THEY DO NOT GROW BACK. STAY ON THE PATHS!!!
You can see in the following picture how badly it affects the flowers. They are more and more bare spots like this in the forest, which is a shame because it is for ever.
Also, the use of drones is not allowed in the forest.
How to get there?
Free shuttle bus over the weekend of: 13-14 April; 20-21-22 April; 27-28 April – 1 May 2019
Simple and easy: take the free shuttle at the train station in Halle. If you go by car, you will have to park a bit far from the woods and 3 of them are closed anyway. The shuttle stops in the forest. Also they give you a map and a little souvenir when you go by shuttle.
There are two stops. The first one is where to get out if you want to see the sequoias? The second is for the bluebells.
I would advice to start at the later when coming back to the city as the shuttle is often full starting from mid-afternoon. No worries, if the shuttle is full, another one will be sent to pick you up. No need to get stressed. We are in Flanders so it is well organised.
Other days, if you go by public transport, you will have to take the normal bus. Check the following link for more information.
How long does it take to discover the area?
Well, that is up to you. The forest is big and there are several activities there besides the flowers. There is a sequoia conservatory as well as a little museum. Best is to go as far as possible from the bus stop in order to avoid the crowds.
You can find a map below. It is a 7 kms walk. But many more walks can be done.
When to go?
That is a tricky question because the bloom dates vary from one year to another as it is weather dependent. It is usually happening end of April beginning of May. Best is to check the following site to stay up to date and be able to enjoy the Blue Forest at its best.
NEVER WALK ON BLUEBELLS. THEY DO NOT GROW BACK.
Why not going to Halle afterward? Link below.