The Chemin du Crabbegat/Crabbegatweg

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The Chemin du Crabbegat/Crabbegatweg

The Chemin du Crabbegat is one of the last remaining vestiges of the ancient Uccle byways. Hollowed out on the northern slope of the Ukkelbeek Valley, next to Wolvendael Park, this 200-metre-long scenic pathway escaped the urbanisation process undergone by the surrounding area. Starting from the Avenue De Fré/De Frélaan, at the Vieux Cornet building, both branches of the Chemin du Crabbegat/Crabbegatweg lead to Dieweg. Dominated by the welcoming presence of beech trees, this sunken lane brings together an extraordinarily rich variety of flora and fauna in a limited space, primarily due to the nature of the substrata and the low levels of sunlight. As for its name, which can be roughly translated as “crab hole” or “crayfish hole”, various hypotheses have been put forward regarding its ancient origins. (Listed 05/07/1989)

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