Covering 1654 ha in the Brussels-Capital Region, the Sonian Forest is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful stroll. Part of the Sonian Forest has just been granted UNESCO World Heritage status, no surprise given the site’s natural beauty and remarkable ecosystem.
The forest is - shout it from the treetops! - “a unique testimony to the exceptional evolution of the beech ecosystem in Europe since the last ice age”. The Sonian forest is partly in Flanders, partly in Wallonia and partly in Brussels, and is open to the general public every day. Besides walking and admiring the local flora and fauna, you can go jogging, mountain biking, horse riding and fishing. Enjoy magnificent natural surroundings a stone’s throw from the city.