The 220-hectare Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve offers wonderful trails for running just west of Ghent old town. It’s mainly a wetlands type area, with a variety of paths and terrain: fields, woods, marshy meadows, and even some modest hills. A loop of the outskirts is ~ 7.5 km. The park preserve site itself has mapped out three loops that are popular for running/walking/hiking. It’s trail running but not challenging.
- Three marked trails: Blue Path is 5.5 km, Red Path is 2 km, Yellow Path is 2 km.
- At park
- Best transport access is to eastern end. Parking lot at northeast end of park