Walking through the Herpse Forests

Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 545867

based on 8 reviews

Provided by: Brabantse Natuurpoorten

12.0 km
03:00 h
683 kcal
17 m


You take a nice varied walk: the route leads you through the Herpse Bossen and an agricultural area with Kempen long-fronted farms and a medieval canal.

The Herpse Bossen
Your walking route starts at De Kriekeput, known for its open-air swimming pool. Here you will find the Eeterij, perfect for starting the day with a cup of coffee on the terrace. Here you are close to the largest contiguous nature reserve in Brabant: De Maashorst. Various nature reserves are part of this, such as the Herpse Bossen. Among the deciduous forests, heathland, fens and sand drifts you can encounter wild Exmoor ponies and Scottish Highland cattle.

In the Herpse Bossen you will find beautiful lakes: the Klompven and the Groot Ganzenven. The Klompven is a recreational lake, created by sand extraction during the construction of the A50. The Groot Ganzenven is a natural fen that has been restored to its former glory. Further north you will find a completely different area: an agricultural area with a few Kempen long-fronted farms. You cross the Hertogswetering a few times, dug around 1300 on behalf of the dukes of 's-Hertogenbosch.

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Brabantse Natuurpoorten

Brabant Nature Gates are d? starting points for a cycling or walking tour through the Brabant countryside. Nature gates are located on beautiful nature reserves. There is always a catering point, nice cycling and walking routes, ample parking and information about nature and the routes.

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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
Natuurpoort De Kriekeput – De Maashorst (Schaijkseweg, 5373 KL, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
51 (Schaijkseweg, 5373, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.23 km
10 (Schaijkseweg, 5373KL, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.43 km
53 (Beving, 5358NE, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.72 km
37 (5352KH, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.65 km
36 (5352KH, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.74 km

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