When you cross the street after a visit to castle Male you walk into the vast domain of Ryckevelde. This forest domain is 85 ha big. 5 ha is always open for the public and during the weekend also the other parts of the domain are open. In the domain we find the neo gothic castle that was erected by the family Gilles de Pélichy. The construction started in 1913 but because of the first world war it took until 1923 until it was finished. The family stayed in the castle until 1946 when the city of Brugge bought the castle from the family.