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Along the Duuvelskuul

Along the Duuvelskuul

Walking tour through the Bergerbos, Broedersbosch, Bleijenbeek estate, the Eckeltse Bergen and the Eckeltse stream valley in the northern part of the Maasduinen National Park. A walking tour over and along drifting dunes from which the park owes its name, but also through the woods on the edge of the area.

Distance: 22 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Heavy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 93% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Parabolic dunes.

The striking shifting sand ridges called parabolic dunes were formed towards the end of the last ice age. Large parts of North and Central Limburg were then covered with a layer of cover sand. This sand was blown up by the wind into sand ridges and horseshoe-shaped dunes. You will also pass various fens with beautiful names, such as the fen area de Quin, the Zevenboomsven and the Duuvelskuul after which this walking tour is named. The last part of the hike goes through part of the Eckeltse stream valley. Attractions include a 12.5 meter high watchtower on the highest parabolic dune of the Maasduinen, the Paoters chapel and Bleijenbeek castle ruins. Bleijenbeek Castle begins its building history shortly before the 14th century and ends as a ruin in 1944 when it was destroyed.


Download PDF for a complete route description.

Map & Poi's.