Go for a walk through the Ballerswal and enjoy this unspoilt part of Drenthe. Vast forests are waiting for you here in peace. Furthermore, along the way you will pass through quiet areas where you can relax.
Off to the woods
The starting point of this route is a bit outside Eeserveen. From here you walk through the hamlet to the woods of the Ballerswal. This nature reserve belongs to Boswachterij Odoorn, which covers a total of 1800 hectares. When it was built around 1914, a lot of conifers were planted and later deciduous trees were planted here and there to reduce the risk of a forest fire. In 1972 the forest suffered serious damage during a storm and part has subsequently been rejuvenated due to replanting. Initially the forest was intended for wood production, but in recent years the forest has been increasingly used as a nature and recreation area.
Picnic in the sculpture garden
At Keramiektuinen Galerie Harwi you can relax in the sculpture garden after your walk. Here you can have a nice picnic. You will find enough peace and space here to find a nice spot, where you can settle down after the walk and give your feet the well-deserved rest they deserve. That is thoroughly enjoyable!