Walking through the Krang

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Leudal
  • 13.19 km (Approximately 03:17 u)
  • Hiking route 360702

Walking through the Krang

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Leudal
  • 13.19 km (Approximately 03:17 u)
  • Hiking route 360702

The Krang is a relatively unknown nature reserve near Weert, the greenest region in the world. But unknown does not make you unloved, because the area is perfect for a beautiful walk. Especially with the beautiful church villages of Swartbroek and Ell on your route. Also visit the historic Eller Schans!

Spotting beavers
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 bisected by the beautiful Tungelerbeek. Due to the difference in height and humidity, there are many different types of plants, such as orchids. With a lot of luck you can see the kingfisher skimming over the stream in a bright blue flash. Or do you see one of the beavers that live here.

The hope
The route also leads you past some special farms, such as in the hamlet of Castert. In Swartbroek you pass De Hoop, a mill from 1788 that stood in Vlaardingen until 1905. From the Ittervoortseweg, walk a short distance into the Pelmersheideweg. At number four you see the former rectory from 1782, a picture. In Ell you will pass the H. Antonius Abt, a striking church.

Eller Schans
If you walk along the Swartbroekstraat, you will come to a bridge over the Tungelerbeek. Here you can walk up a marked path that leads you to the Eller Schans, a former farmer's ramp that was discovered during excavation work for the redevelopment of the Tungelerbeek. During the Eighty Years' War, villagers sought refuge in such a defensive structure from marauding soldiers of any party. The Eller Schans has been beautifully reconstructed, including rampart and ramp bridge. A special historical place that you should not miss.


# Description Distance
Eetcafé De Prairie (6011RD, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
69 (6011RA, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.26 km
32 (6011RA, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.36 km
71 (Busstraat, 6011RW, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.21 km
68 (Coolenstraat, 6005NZ, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.89 km
67 (Coolenstraat, 6005NZ, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 3.20 km

Pause places

Eetcafé De Prairie

6011RD Leudal

Eetcafe de Prairie is located on the edge of the Limburg village of Ell. In this quiet village you can relax in the Leudal, a green landscape with numerous villages through which you can cycle or walk for hours. At Eetcafe De Prairie you can have lunch during your trip or end the day here with dinner. Tasty snacks, a refreshing drink: perfect after a day in the open air. The menu includes Dutch dishes that are served with fresh vegetables, fries and homemade salad.


Molen de Hoop

6005NX Weert

Molen de Hoop in Swartbroek dates from 1788, but the mill has not always stood on this spot. In 1905 the mill was moved from Vlaardingen to the church village of Swartbroek. Here the mill was rebuilt without a scaffolding. In 1935, the miller at the time adapted the interior of the mill and in 1938 he replaced all kinds of other parts of the mill. The mill was thoroughly restored between 1954 and 1955. The mill then ran without problems for six months, but then everything went wrong. The end result was the mill's standstill. Around 1970 a demolition permit was even applied for, because the mill had become so dilapidated. It was not until 1981 that the mill was restored and returned to its original state as a tower mill. De Hoop is one of the few Limburg scaffolding mills. Wheat, rye and buckwheat are still ground by a professional miller in the De Hoop mill.

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