Winding creeks and cool casemates

Cycling in Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 114903

Provided by: Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

5683 100
37.3 km
02:11 h
657 kcal
2 m
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Description

This relatively short cycle route in South Beveland (Zeeland) leads through a lovely, atmospheric landscape full of winding creeks with sloping banks and beautiful reed beds. In the swampy, rural area you cycle past characteristic farms and through fields and orchards. Fort Ellewoutsdijk and the Butterfly Garden deserve special attention on this beautiful route. Before the cycling tour starts, you can request more information about the area, the fort or the butterfly garden at the Kwadendamme / Butterfly Garden Information Column. The cycle route leads in a westerly direction, but after 6 kilometers (junction 93) branches off to the south. Fort Ellewoutsdijk is located in the village of Ellewoutsdijk on the edge of the peninsula. Fort Ellewoutsdijk is private property, but has great cultural-historical value. It is part of a defense line from the 19th century and was built between 1835 and 1839. Equipped with cannons on the fortress of Terneuzen, the fort defended the Western Scheldt and prevented enemy ships from sailing to Antwerp. During the Second World War, the Germans took possession of the fortress and the fortress served as a prison. Even after the war, the fort was used in that capacity for a while and it housed a number of NSB prisoners. In addition to a great historical value, the fort has ecological value. Two migratory bird species, the black redstart and barn swallow, breed around the fortress. Continue the cycle route in a northerly direction. On the tour you will cycle through the small village of Driewegen and through the slightly larger Ovezande, until you reach junction 93 again. Keep cycling north. After you have crossed the village of Nisse, windmill'De Poel\\\' is on the route. It is still capable of grinding, but only turns occasionally to produce fodder. The original design, which was not named at the time, dates from 1792. In 1981 the mill was restored. In 1995'De Poel\\\' got its name, so that the mill could be better identified. Further on the route, when you have cycled through the village of's-Gravenpolder, another flour mill called'De Korenhalm\\\' is on the program. A shop is located at this mill, which was built in 1876. Local and baking products are sold here, but also the flour that is still milled at the mill every week. The mill can be visited by the public. Back in Kwadendamme,'kwadendamme sgb\\\' is also more than worth your time. With old trains and railway lines you can explore the region further. The contrast of historic machinery (such as steam trains) deployed in a modern landscape is remarkable to say the least!
Tourist train station Windmill VVV i-point Arable farming, pasture or grassland Swamp Water Cultural routes Nature Route Polder Fort Route E-bike routes Fort
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

The cycle routes of Natuurmonumenten on www.route.nl give you a special natural view of the Netherlands. You can completely relax in the small and large-scale nature reserves. Be sure to visit the visitor centers of Natuurmonumenten and be inspired.

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Directions

# Description Distance
VVV i-punt Kwadendamme in Vlindertuin De Berkenhof (4434NE, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
96
96 (4434AJ, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 1.16 km
98
98 (4443RH, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 5.61 km
93
93 (4441PB, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 7.70 km
37
37 (4436AE, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 11.24 km
38
38 (4436AB, Borsele, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 11.60 km

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