Witch’s Tree

2 hours (10.6 km)

Black Kaat was a menace to the Kempen region for many years. Together with her husband Bruno and her gang she robbed, murdered and looted. This woman had to be caught. Eventually she was led, screaming, to the scaffold to be beheaded. She was buried well away from the consecrated ground in the village; without a cross but under a branch. This branch has grown into a capricious tree: the Witch’s Tree.

You’ll need to search hard to find this Witch’s Tree. Follow the directions if you dare, but be warned: Black Kaat’s spirit is still around!

- Cycle from junction 02 towards junction 15;
- After about one kilometre you will see three benches together, turn right here;
- Continue on the unpaved cycle path and after about 500 metres cross over the wide path;
- Contin…

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Black Kaat was a menace to the Kempen region for many years. Together with her husband Bruno and her gang she robbed, murdered and looted. This woman had to be caught. Eventually she was led, screaming, to the scaffold to be beheaded. She was buried well away from the consecrated ground in the village; without a cross but under a branch. This branch has grown into a capricious tree: the Witch’s Tree.

You’ll need to search hard to find this Witch’s Tree. Follow the directions if you dare, but be warned: Black Kaat’s spirit is still around!

- Cycle from junction 02 towards junction 15;
- After about one kilometre you will see three benches together, turn right here;
- Continue on the unpaved cycle path and after about 500 metres cross over the wide path;
- Continue cycling until you reach a crossing. Take note: you cannot cycle beyond this point so you must continue on foot;
- Turn right into the wide woodland path (walk past the sign showing ‘doodlopende weg’, which means a dead end);
- About 300 metres further on, keep left and follow the narrow path;
- Go through the fence;
- You will see the Witch’s Tree on the left after about 100 metres.

Cycling route
Did you know that we also have a cycling route dedicated to the Witch's Tree?

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Recreation Park De Achterste Hoef

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Ten Vorsel watermill

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Ten Vorsel farmhouse

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Witch's Tree

Tipmast 50
Bladel
16
51
51
21
25
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17
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Attributes

Trip/route

  • Marked: Yes
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route characteristics: Theme route

Target group

  • ChildrenYes
  • FamiliesYes