Het Hogeland - Groningen - The Netherlands
Hiking route 519255
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Mudflat walking is a sport in itself. Those who want to experience a beautiful day on the mudflats can indulge themselves with this route.
If you go mudflat walking from Pieterburen, you can warm up for a while by walking to the Wadden Sea. A route on which some beautiful monumental buildings can be seen. Such as the Peter Church from the first half of the fifteenth century. And the Vier Winden, a corn and hulling mill from 1846. In the countryside you will pass the Bolt farm, whose front house dates from 1801. A little further away is Themaheerdt, a farm with Art Deco motifs from 1925.
Mudflat walking is: moving through an unprecedented landscape, in which the silence and nature make an overwhelming impression. The views are indescribable, especially when you realize that you can only walk here by the grace of the sea. Now and then it takes a while, because sometimes you get to your knees in the mud. With a bit of luck you will see seals while walking. After your trip it is wonderful to rest your legs and to recuperate at Hotel Waddenweelde.
Mudflat hiking: do 's & don' ts
Mudflat walking once originated as a winter sport! In the winter of 1963 they started with a trip across the ice (!) To Schiermonnikoog. More than fifty years later, mudflat walking is a phenomenon. From Hotel Waddenweelde you can book arrangements for various mudflat walking tours of all lengths and levels. For example, if you have never done mudflat walking before, it is best to start with a regular mudflat walking tour. In the mudflat shop in Pieterburen special mudflat walking shoes or surf shoes are for sale. Are you a well-trained wadrunner? Then you can walk to Ameland or Schiermonnikoog. But always under professional guidance! Because the water levels and conditions on the Wadden Sea can vary greatly. For more information you can contact Hotel Waddenweelde. Would you like to walk the first part of the Pieterpad from this atmospheric hotel? Then walk route 517783.
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.