The Groote Zand near Hooghalen

Midden-Drenthe - Drenthe - The Netherlands

Hiking route 557830

Provided by: Hilde, Friesland

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Title: Het Groote Zand near Hooghalen Start and end point: Information panel in the parking lot of the Camp Westerbork Memorial Center Distance: 4.5 km Marking / Description: Click on the link below for directions GPS navigation: Click here to download this route to gpx Het Groote Zand is located along the northern edge of the Boswachterij Hooghalen. It owes its name to the vast sandy wasteland of which it was once a part. Yet the Groote Zand consists of a lot more than drifting sand. It is a varied heath landscape. It is remarkable that the wettest parts of the terrain are often higher than the drier parts. The very local occurrence of boulder clay in the subsoil, which prevents the water from sinking, is an explanation for this. The area is freely accessible on roads and paths. The circular pole walk starts from the parking lot at the Westerbork Memorial Center. This leads through both the Groote Zand and the adjacent forestry. Source text: Het Drentse Landschap

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