Stroll through the green floodplains of the Waal

Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 859207

based on 13 reviews

Provided by: VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

4.9 km
01:13 h
279 kcal
13 m


Just outside the center of Nijmegen you will find beautiful green floodplains at the Waal. You will find the Stadswaard, the Oude Waal and the Groenlanden here. This route takes you through this area and further you walk around the Bison Bay during this trip.

Large grazers and storks
The edge of Recreation Lake Bisonbaai forms the starting point of this route. You come here via the first Dutch dike crossing for large grazers. From here you walk around this lake and further you get to know the nature reserve around it. Here you will find herds of Galloway cattle and Konik horses that roam freely. Many storks also live here. This is the largest bird species in the Netherlands. Pay close attention and keep your ears open if you see two storks sitting on their nest. This is because storks declare'love\\\' to each other with spectacular beak clattering. Special to hear.

Lovely stroll
Are you here on a very hot summer day? Then dive into the recreational lake under the watchful eye of the grazers. You can sunbathe on the surrounding beaches. You can also stroll to your heart's content inside and outside the dykes. So go your own way in this area and explore all the beautiful things that can be found here.

Sand extraction
In the outer part of the dike you walk over a former sand wing hole. The man-made deep hole largely determines this floodplain. The Bison Bay also owes its name to the sand extraction, the excavators were called Bison. Inside the dike you see many wheels: puddles behind the dike. These testify that in the past the river sometimes broke through the dike violently.
Nature reserve Watchtower Cold War

Tour tip; Hiking with kids! Routes up to 5 km are ideal

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VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

The Arnhem Nijmegen region is characterized by special areas such as the Land van Maas and Waal between the two rivers and the Betuwe. Cycle or walk through beautiful nature reserves, vibrant city centers and along the rivers.


# Description Distance
Recreatiemeer Bisonbaai (De Bisonbaai, 6576 JW, Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
K01-Ooij - Ijssellinie (Ooijse Bandijk, 6576JC, Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.24 km
Uitkijktoren (Ooijpolder - Groenlanden - Uitkijktoren, 6576JP, Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.90 km
Recreatiemeer Bisonbaai (De Bisonbaai, 6576 JW, Berg en Dal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 4.92 km

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