Beautiful nature between Harfsen and Lochem

Lochem - Gelderland - The Netherlands

Cycling route 2232818

Provided by: de Waterjuffer, Gelderland

196
46.26 km
02:43
815 kcal
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Description

Start:
  • Campsite turn left; stay 40 meters on the Jufferdijk
  • turn left onto Lochemseweg (N339) and follow this road to Laren (constructed cycle path next to the provincial road)

Municipality of Lochem ... 11 villages and 1 city. Hidden in the bocage landscape that is so characteristic of the Achterhoek, the municipality of Lochem is home to many types of nature reserves and beautiful surroundings. This route takes you to Laren and Lochem.
In Laren you can admire the village church , a neoclassical water management church from 1835. Partly hidden in the green are a number of beautiful country houses and castles. On the route you also pass Huis Verwolde . In 1776, the current Huis Verwolde was built in the neoclassical style. Extensive modernization took place in 1926. A tower was added on the north side. The house was given a new roof and the interior was renewed. The last occupants of the house were Baron Allard van der Borch van Verwolde, with his family. In 1976 the house was transferred to the Geldersch Landscape and Castles Foundation. On the estate of Huis Verwolde is the Dikke Boom van Verwolde ... the thickest oak in the Netherlands. It is therefore a real heavy boy with a height and crown width of 25 meters and a trunk circumference of about 770 cm. The age of this giant pedunculate oak is estimated to be between 450 and 500 years. Yellow / black signs lead you on a paved path to the \\\ "Pearl of Verwolde" . Along the way you will find other special trees, including the remains of "Uncle Frits", an oak that was planted in 1791 on the occasion of the then birth of Frederik van der Borch van Verwolde.
Lochem has a lot of nature and is rich in history. There are still medieval streets. On the market in the center of Lochem, the bumpy boulders remind us of the time when citizens dragged in field boulders to strengthen the city walls. Here is also the Grote or Sint-Gudulakerk , a medieval town church. The church was designated a national monument in 1966.
The Ampsense Veld is like a green heart in an open agricultural environment. The landscape is very varied with coniferous and deciduous forests, moist moors and organic agricultural land. Some areas are referred to as resting areas. Deer, mouflons and wild sheep with curved horns live here. The history of Huis Ampsen dates back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed in 1605 by the Spaniards. The current house was renovated in the first half of the 17th century.

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