Perimeter Route South

Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 421420

based on 10 reviews

Provided by: VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

5.4 km
01:20 h
305 kcal
59 m


More than 11,000 men were involved in the British and Polish airborne landings from 17 September at Wolfhoze, Renkum, Ede and Driel. These soon faced heavy German resistance, which grew in strength and intensity every day. The British therefore lost the initiative.
After heavy fighting on 18 and 19 September it had failed to reach the enclosed torps of Lieutenant Colonel John D. Frost at the bridge in Arnhem, the remnants of the 1st Airborne Division retreated to Oosterbeek on 20 September, where the so-called perimeter as a line of defense. A day later Frost's troops had to retreat to Oosterbeek due to lack of supplies and heavy losses - half of the men had been killed or wounded.
This route runs through the park Hartenstein and the Hemelse Berg to the Kerkpad at the floodplains of the Rhine. At the old Dutch Reformed church of Oosterbeek, it goes up again, up the moraine, to the Pieterberg. You walk back to the museum via the crossroads at restaurant Schoonoord.
NB! For the entire story around the perimeter you can also walk the northern part of the route.

Reading tip! The war history of Gelderland
The Arnhem Nijmegen region played a decisive role in the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. Read more about the liberation campaign in Gelderland and the traces of the past that can still be found in this region in the article \\\'Stories from wartime in Gelderland\\\'

Looking for fascinating stories, beautiful routes or nice places for a break in Gelderland? Read more here.
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Tour tip; Hiking with kids! Routes up to 5 km are ideal

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VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

The Arnhem Nijmegen region is characterized by special areas such as the Land van Maas and Waal between the two rivers and the Betuwe. Cycle or walk through beautiful nature reserves, vibrant city centers and along the rivers.

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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.


# Description Distance
VVV Oosterbeek (Utrechtseweg, 6861AR, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
L40: De vriendschapsband (VVV, 6861AR, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.11 km
De vriendschapsband (6861DB, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.19 km
Airborne Museum Hartenstein (Utrechtseweg, 6862 AZ, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.22 km
Parkeerplaats centrum (6862BS, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.02 km
Parkeerplaats centrum (6862BS, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.02 km

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