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Sprung Route

De Sprung

Walking tour through the forest areas of the Raaybos and the Kesselse Bergen, the Dubbroek and through the Maas corridor, the Romanweerd and the Beckterveld.

Distance: 20 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 76% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Baarlo mill.

Dubbroek is partly located in an old Meuse bed between Maasbree, Baarlo and Hout-Blerick. It is mainly covered with alder forest and on the higher parts oak-birch forest and coniferous forest. The Romansweerd and the Beckterveld are part of the Meuse Corridor, a nature reserve that is being developed for kilometers along the riverbank. This part of the area consists of locally rough grassland with small willow groves. At the end of the walking tour you will pass castle d'Erp, also known as De Borcht, as a sightseeing attraction. The current castle was built in the 17th century, it is currently private property and not open to visitors. The Baarlo Mill, a water mill that was restored in 1977 and is operational again. The original watermill was built before 1530 and rebuilt around 1700. The mill belonged to the barons d'Erp de Baerlo et Holt, who used to live in the castle. As a transport letter from 1530 shows, a water mill had been attached to this house since time immemorial. Finally, you pass a covered washing place (the sprung) after which this route is named.

Baarlo mill

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Map & Poi's.