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Rode Beek

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Rode Beek

The walk goes along the edge of the National Park De Meinweg to the nature reserve De Turfkoelen. At Daelenbroeck Castle it goes in the direction of the meandering Roer and the Rode Beek. Just across the border with Germany you come to the Effelder Waldsee.

Distance: 12 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: Mainly unpaved.

Marking: Blue rectangle with white letter W.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The Roer.

The first part of the route goes along the edge of the National Park De Meinweg through forest and then past pastures in the direction of the marshy nature reserve De Turfkoelen. In earlier times, a fascinating raised bog developed here through peat cutting. In the midst of meadows, ditches and pollard willows is the historically important castle Daelenbroeck, which served as a hunting and residential castle as early as 1311. The main castle became dilapidated over the centuries, but was again authentically rebuilt in 1999 according to drawings from the 18th century. This is followed by a beautiful stretch along the banks of the meandering Roer to reach the Rode Beek, which is actually colored red due to its high iron content. The Effelder Waldsee is located directly behind the stream, a beautiful lake with a viewpoint. The last part runs through forest to the starting point.


Well marked.

In case of prolonged rain it can flood in the basin of the Roer and its side streams, so that the route is not passable in all places. We request that you take this into account when planning your trip.

Map & Poi's.