Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands
Hiking route: 536979
Provided by: route.nl
Since 2002, the entire west coast of Texel has been designated National Park De Duinen van Texel. This walking route takes you through two sub-areas: the Westerduinen and the woods of De Dennen.
The Westerduinen have had more or less the same shape for centuries: you see parabolic dunes and valleys that have been blown out by the wind. Elderberry bushes and sea buckthorns grow there. Many butterflies live in this rugged area, you can see them happily fluttering around. What makes this area really special is the ubiquitous silence. With every step you leave some of the everyday hustle and bustle behind you.
In De Dennen you walk through one of the most beautiful dune forests in the Netherlands. Most of it was built in the early 1900s. That turned out to be not easy: there was a lot of salty sea wind and the soil contained little food. On the drier soils you mainly walk between conifers. Along the western edge you see more deciduous trees, which are more resistant to the salty sea wind. At the cozy Bospaviljoen't Turfveld you can relax with a drink and snack after your walk.
There are several places on Texel that remind of the Second World War. Well-known, for example, is the Georgian Cemetery just near Oudeschild. On your route, in the middle of the forest, is the small-scale Memorial Crashed Lancaster Bomber. This memorial commemorates the crash of Lancaster ND 421 on 15 January 1944. Five crew members were killed. The two others were taken prisoner. Would you like to cycle across Texel from Bospaviljoen't Turfveld? Then drive route 536978.
NB; during the breeding season (from March 1 to August 1) you cannot walk the part in the dunes.
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.
|Bospaviljoen 't Turfveld (Nattevlakweg, 1791 PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|Monument Neergestorte Lancaster Bommenwerper (Nattevlakweg, 1791PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands)||0.58 km|
|Bospaviljoen 't Turfveld (Nattevlakweg, 1791 PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands)||10.07 km|
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