Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands
Hiking route: 360702
Provided by: Groots Genieten
De Krang is a relatively unknown nature reserve near Weert, the greenest region in the world. But unknown does not mean unloved, because the area lends itself to a beautiful walk. Especially with the beautiful church villages of Swartbroek and Ell on your route. Also visit the historic Eller Schans!
The Krang was once a swamp. Now you walk through quiet deciduous and coniferous forests and past old bulb fields and open fields with sparse grassland. The area is intersected by the beautiful Tungelerbeek. Due to the difference in altitude and humidity, there are many different types of plants, such as orchids. With a lot of luck you will see the kingfisher skim over the stream in a bright blue flash. Or do you see one of the beavers that live here.
The route also leads you past some special farms, such as in the hamlet of Castert. In Swartbroek you pass De Hoop, a windmill from 1788 that stood in Vlaardingen until 1905. From the Ittervoortseweg, walk a short distance into the Pelmersheideweg. At number four you can see the former rector from 1782, a picture. In Ell you will pass the H. Antonius Abbot, a striking church.
If you walk along the Swartbroekstraat, you will come to a bridge over the Tungelerbeek. Here you can follow a marked path that leads you to the Eller Schans, a former farmer's redoubt that was discovered during excavation work for the redevelopment of the Tungelerbeek. During the Eighty Years' War, villagers sought refuge in such defenses from marauding soldiers of any side. The Eller Schans has been beautifully reconstructed, including rampart and ramp bridge. A special historical place that you should not miss.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.
|6011RA, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands||0.00 km|
|32 (6011RA, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|71 (Busstraat, 6011RW, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands)||0.95 km|
|68 (Coolenstraat, 6005NZ, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands)||1.63 km|
|67 (Coolenstraat, 6005NZ, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands)||1.94 km|
|Molen de Hoop (6005NX, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands)||2.16 km|
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