The icing on the cake

Hiking in Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 177205

Provided by: Groots Genieten

8850 153
10.2 km
02:32 h
578 kcal
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Schouwen-Duivenland is rich in beach, dunes and forests. There are many charming villages in the pleasant polder country. This route takes you to the west corner of this island. You walk through Westerschouwen forestry, the largest forest in Zeeland. Here, for example, the wild honeysuckle blooms, which spreads its perfume after a rain shower. Foxes and deer hide in the thickets, especially at dusk they carefully emerge. Everywhere you hear the surf of the sea. At Slot Haamstede you also walk between the trees, this is the only deciduous forest on the island. The keep of the castle dates from the thirteenth century. In the Zeepeduinen you walk through quiet dune valleys and barren sand dunes. The last part of the route takes you through the picturesque villages of Burgh and Haamstede. Burgh originated around a ring walburg that was raised against the Vikings at the end of the ninth century. A footpath leads from the Kerkstraat to the bridge; part of the former rampart has been reconstructed.
Forest Dunes and beach Nature Route

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Kriekemeet, 4328AV, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
Kriekemeet, 4328AV, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands 10.18 km

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