CONQUERING THE 51 DEGREES LINE

What is a Hotspot?

This can be anything: A nice gravel path, a beautiful spot in nature, a wonderful view, a building or statue… It’s just something worth to experience. Not sure you found a hotspot? Keep in mind: If you would stop your conquest to enjoy it, then it’s a hotspot!

Found a Hotspot?

Take a picture, note the coordinates and share it with the Legion at the 51degrees.be instagram-feed: @51degrees.be and use #51degreesBE

How to conquer a Hotspot?

We will share the nicests hotspots here with you. So you can conquer them anytime.

To use the hotspot in your route, just type in the coordinates (ex. 51.45871 5.51781) in the search field of your route builder. We suggest using Komoot to conquer the 51degrees Line.

51.22501 N - 5.15341 E

A lookout hill with a broad view over the sand quarries, the sand processing factory, and the surrounding heath landscape of the Schansheide nature reserve in Dessel.

SCHANSHEIDE

51.25193 N - 5.29525 E

De Reus van Bosland is a 30-meter-high steel tower which can be found near the Sahara van Lommel. Once you have conquered this giant, you will be treated with a spectacular view over Bosland.

DE REUS VAN BOSLAND

51.18585 N - 5.38342 E

An Old abandoned House at “Het Hobos”. This is a mysterious place in Bosland. The estate is more than 200 years old and was once inhabited by Drossaard Clerx, the judge who dealt with the “Bokkenrijders” in the 18th century, This group terrorized the area and robbed wealthy residents and farmers.”

HET HOBOS - MYSTERIOUS PLACE

51.26154 N - 5.29617 E

Boundary marker n°191 at Bosland

BORDER LOMMEL - BOSLAND

51.19092 N - 5.43063 E

An old windmill which can be found at one of the highest points of the community Pelt. 

SEVENSMOLEN

51.18621 N - 5.56594 E

A renewed wooden bridge at the start of the canal Bocholt-Herentals

CANAL BOCHOLT-HERENTALS

51.18617 N - 5.66461 E

A thrilling wooden bridge on the border of Belgium and The Netherlands. Do you dare to cross it? 

KEMPENBROEK

51.35974 N - 5.52417 E

At the end of the summer the heath is fully in bloom. Enjoy the beautiful purple sights. 

BRILVEN

51.18770 N - 5.34075 E

One long supreme gravel path right in the middle of Bosland. There are more of these to conquer. Can you find them all?

PIJNVEN - BOSLAND

51.30430 N - 5.52529 E

Ride along the gently curved gravelpaths at the Leenderheide and be enchanted by the colourful symphony of the purplish heath.

LEENDERHEIDE

51.33336 N - 5.41350 E

Surrounded by a picturesque countryside and situated on a supreme gravel path, the Sint Valentinus Chapel is not only a place of religious importance but also a charming architectural gem that offers a glimpse into the past.

SINT VALENTINUS CHAPEL

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