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Weerterbergen Tour


A wooded point to point walk from Weert to Maarheeze. The line walk goes via the IJzeren Man, over the Boshoverheide, to the Weerter and Budelerbergen and then ends in Maarheeze via the Weerterbos and Hugterheide.

Distance: 19 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 72% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.



The IJzeren Man is a fen-rich recreational/nature area with a large lake, the Grote IJzeren Man, on the edge. The Boshoverheide and the Weerter and Budelerbergen consist of coniferous forests, dry heaths and drifting sands. A large part of it is military training ground. There is an extensive urn field on the heathland of the Boshoverheide. The burial mounds are about 2,500 to 3,000 years old and date from the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age. At that time, people were cremated and then buried in an urn in a small burial mound. Because people were buried close together, entire fields with small hills were created. It is the largest urn field in the Netherlands and even one of the largest in Northwestern Europe. Much of it has disappeared or been destroyed over time. The Iron Rhine, a railway that formed the connection between Antwerp and Mönchengladbach, runs through the area. Since 1992, the section between Roermond and Dalheim in the Meinweg nature reserve has been closed. After leaving the Weerter and Budelerbergen, the line walk goes through the Weerterbos, this forest is located in a depression containing fens, swampy areas and a large area of open grassland. Those who visit the habitat of red deer will pass a beautiful stream called the Oude Graaf and pass a border church monument. The border church monument is a reminder of the period 1648 to 1795. During that period there was a state border between the Republic of the United Netherlands and the Spanish. To accommodate Catholics, who were not allowed to practice their religion in public in the Republic, a small church was founded just across the border. The Hugterheide consists of drift dunes mainly covered with pine trees, in the forest area there are often nice winding forest paths, after which the line walk ends at the station in Maarheeze.


Download PDF for route description and map.

In the Weerterbos you have the option to also visit the habitat of the red deer, the total length of the line walk then becomes 24.5 kilometers.

Map & Poi's.