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!
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 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.
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.
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