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The winding Zwalmbeek punctuates the rolling Zwalm region. It rises in Brakel through the confluence of the Molenbeek and the Dorenbosbeek and flows into the Scheldt in Nederzwalm. The deep incision of the brook and the rivers create the typical landscape, with rows of trees in the valleys between the hills displaying the winding course.

A walk along the Zwalmbeek is definitely worthwhile. Along the way you will discover many old water mills such as the Biestmolen, the Ijzerkotmolen and the Zwalmmolen. There are plenty of nice places to catch your breath and enjoy a tasty regional beer or delicious dish.

Be sure to drop by the tourist information point ‘Streekpunt’ for a refreshing ice cream or a short tour of the Zwalmmolen.