Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful view of the valley of the Reutel. The source of the creek lays in the rolling meadows to the west. Past Geluwe, it flows into the Lys in Menen.
You wouldn’t immediately tell, but this calm winding road was once the equivalent of the A19 and the E17 interstates. The old street to Kortrijk was part of the medieval road between Ypres and Ghent. Until the construction of the Menin Road in 1756 by the Austrians, it was the main connecting road between Ypres and Kortrijk.
At the time, the road functioned as a route through a densely wooded landscape. Currently, the Polygon wood still remains. The forest is a remnant of giant forests of the Augustinian abbey (1112-1797) of Zonnebeke and which follow the hill ridge. The forest is characterised by many unpaved roads due to forestry for which coniferous wood was planted.