Assels walk (Drongen)
The Assels walking trail starts at the Oude Abdij (old abbey) in Drongen, part of the municipality of Ghent. We are introduced to the Leiemeersen water-meadow area between the Ringvaart canal and the villages of Drongen and Afsnee. The Assels nature reserve is an important meadow area for birdlife. We pass a number of old farms, including ‘t Goed der Kaeksmede, and also the pit called the Piereput. Upon reaching the ferry crossing to Afsnee, we follow the bank of the Leie for a fair distance until we reach the Drongenplein. The route is easy to follow thanks to a clear map and the hexagonal signs to be found along the way (all text on the map is in Dutch).