A brisk walk along a stream and through the forest

Hiking in Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Hiking route 175378

Provided by: Staatsbosbeheer

30635 466
14.1 km
03:31 h
803 kcal
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Far away from cities and highways, in the rolling countryside of the Hondsrug, lies Boswachterij Gieten-Borger. Follow the orange route markers for a brisk, varied walk through the vast forests in this area.

A typical Drenthe landscape
The route takes you along all elements of the typical Drenthe landscape. You walk on cobblestone roads and heaths, along stately beech avenues and silent, mist-shrouded fens where plants such as heather, cranberry and peat fluff grow. Hidden among the greenery are the ancient burial mounds and hunebeds. It is still really quiet here.

On the trails
On the way you cannot miss the typical Drenthe cobblestone paths. In the 1930s, the boulders of these paths came to the surface during reclamation. They were used on site to pave the dirt roads. Laying these roads was an art in itself: the large boulders lie along the side and the smaller stones in the middle of the road. The larger boulders were placed on the edge of a forest area and numbered, the corner stones. These stones were used, for example, to map out plant and animal species and sometimes still to plot hiking trails. You will find them along the route. So keep your eyes open.

Outdoor center Boomkroonpad
The walk starts and ends at Buitencentrum Boomkroonpad. This is the perfect base for a fun day in the outdoors. From here you can follow many routes and you can participate in all kinds of activities. In the accompanying shop you will find regional products and gift items. The Boomkroonpad, which you can follow from the outdoor center, is highly recommended in this area.

For more information, visit www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/boomkroonpad
Visitor center Forest Nature Route

The largest and extensive nature reserves and forests in the Netherlands are opened by the Dutch State and give you a wonderful experience in Dutch nature that you can gain by bike. It is very special to meet a forest ranger in the special visitor centers that Staatsbosbeheer has.

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# Description Distance
Bezoekerscentrum Het Boomkroonpad / Houtvester Kuhnhuis (Lorken Speelbos, 9533PN, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Bezoekerscentrum Het Boomkroonpad / Houtvester Kuhnhuis (Lorken Speelbos, 9533PN, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 14.13 km

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