Warnsveld, Zutphen and Gorssel

Cycling in Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 137084

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9583 316
38.7 km
02:16 h
681 kcal
16 m
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In the municipality of Lochem is a small town that has less than 4,000 inhabitants: Gorssel. Taste the conviviality of a close-knit, small-scale community where the family grave of the founders of the publishing group Kluwer is located. When you look up the floodplains of the IJssel from Gorssel, you come to stork village't Zand. Southeast of the Gorssel you will find the Gorsselse Heide, which has served as a military shooting and training ground for decades. Since 2009, the new manager of the Marke Gorsselse Heide Foundation has conceived a plan to restore the Gorsselse Heide to its former glory. The wet heath was in danger of drying out. In the past there were extensive moors that were used by farmers in the area for various purposes, but today there are also forests to be seen. About a hundred years ago there were mainly pine trees, but the coniferous forest is slowly developing into a mixed deciduous forest, where birch and oak also grow. Common shrubs are the buckthorn and mountain ash. Colonies of forest red ants work hard in the sand to please their queens and alongside the drumming of the woodpeckers, several songbirds sing the highest song, while the hawk and buzzard are formidable hunters. Beautiful buildings can be visited during this cycling tour. An architectural masterpiece is Huis De Voorst, which is located just east of Zutphen. The house has a rectangular corps-de-logis. Curved galleries connect the central part with the construction houses that flank the property. Built in the seventeenth century, the ravages of time have seriously affected the original design of the gardens, leaving only a few avenues left. In 1943 a fire broke out, which reduced a large part of the main building to ashes. In 1960 the castle was restored. The other beautiful building that lends itself perfectly for a photo is Huis't Velde. The first mention of the beautiful white country house comes from 1326, but the foundation of the current house was not created until the sixteenth century. The owners had the house renovated around 1597: the east wing and the octagonal turret at the front are the result. The house is today used by the Police Academy and therefore is not open to the public. Camping De Vlinderhoeve is the base for this cycling tour. You can park your car for free and if you really want to enjoy the peace and quiet in the green surroundings, you can spend the night at the cozy campsite. You can enjoy a swim, while children romp in the playground and the beating heart of the campsite is the canteen. Here you can enjoy a snack and a drink after your bike ride and you can have a nice chat in a casual atmosphere.
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# Description Distance
De Vlinderhoeve (7216 PB, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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28 (7216PA, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.59 km
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58 (7215LB, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.19 km
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32 (Veldhofstraat, 7215LC, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.09 km
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38 (Elzerdijk, 7211LV, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.49 km
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41 (7211MC, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 7.09 km

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