A nice walking tour through the forest areas of Zwartwater, Ballonzuilen forests, Testrik and the Vliegveld forests. All forest areas have something in common, they are planted on wild peeling grounds for wood production. During the walking tour one will notice that they differ a lot from each other.
Type: Circular walk
Height gain: No information available
Way mark: See PDF route description
Dog: Allowed on leach
Wild Peel Grounds.
The Zwartwater forest area is planted on very poor soil. Not all trees survived, with the result that beautiful open areas can be seen, giving a good impression of what the area must have looked like in the past. The Ballonzuilbossen is a forest area with wide avenues interspersed with narrow paths. The forest area Testrik and the Vliegveldbossen consist of a variety of hardwood and pine trees with small pieces of heather in some places. The town itself with around 200 inhabitants owes its name to the "Peace Pole". The name of the village refers to the Vredepeel area, which refers to the mediation of King Frederick William I of Prussia to establish once and for all the boundary between the Republic of the United Netherlands and the Gelre Overkwartier at that time under Prussian authority. To this end, in 1716 the Vredepaal was placed at the pivot point of the borders.
91% of this walking tour is unpaved.
- Website: https://www.klikprintenwandel.nl/