Walking through the woods around Nijmegen

Heumen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 534915

based on 11 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

16.3 km
04:04 h
925 kcal
93 m


South of Nijmegen you will find beautiful forests that are a true paradise for walkers. This route takes you to Groesbeek and Molenhoek through the Groesbeek forests and the Heumensoord nature reserve.

An old guard post between the green
The starting point of this route is a bit north of the town of Molenhoek. From here you walk in the direction of Nijmegen through Heumensoord, a beautiful area full of coniferous and deciduous forests, grasslands and heaths. In the middle of this area you will find the remains of a Roman guard post from the 3rd century. You used to find a chain of guard posts on the border of the Roman Empire. These posts were used to relay messages using torches and flags. In this way the posts fulfilled an important function in the defense of the Roman Empire. You then walk past the Heilig Landstichting to Groesbeek. From Groesbeek you cross the Groesbeek forests on your way to Molenhoek.

Africa Museum
Between the Heilig Landstichting and Groesbeek you will find the Africa Museum. Visit this museum if you want to learn more about African culture. See African art, meet African pastoralists and learn about the role of religion in the African community. There is so much interesting to see and read here.
Bicycle cafe Romans and Batavians Museum

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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
Witteweg, Heumen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
R13: Romeinse wachttoren (Heumensoord, 6581EZ, Heumen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.70 km
Afrika Museum (Postweg, 6571CP, Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.47 km
Witteweg, Heumen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 16.28 km


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