Walking tour through the Herbertus forests, the Lange Bleek, Someren heath and over the Strabrecht heath. The Herbertus forests are named after Herbertus van Heeze, the first Lord of Heeze. It is an old forest with high ascending deciduous and softwood, but also with small grasslands that offer beautiful views.
Type: Circular walk
Height gain: No information available
Way mark: See PDF route description
Dog: Allowed on leach
The Sterkselse Aa and Groote Aa flow through the area and come together at the castle and continue as the Kleine Dommel, also known as the Rul. The Lange Bleek is a varied forest area with the beautiful Bult fen and some heathland areas. The name Lange Bleek comes from a fen that is located directly south of the current forest area, the fen has been drained and reclaimed. Until 1920, the Somerensche Heide was a vast heathland. Between 1920 and 1930 most of the area was converted into agricultural land and the remaining parts were planted with softwood. In later management measures, the forest area has gradually changed into a more varied forest area with various fens. The Strabrechtse Heide is one of the largest heathlands in our country. The Hoenderboom is a municipal border marker in the area. Traditionally, five municipalities came together at the pole: Heeze, Maarheeze, Someren, Lierop, and Mierlo. Due to municipal reorganisations, this number has fallen to two Heeze-Leende and Someren. As a further attraction one passes, among other things, Heeze Castle one of the last inhabited castles in the Netherlands.
94% of this walk is unpaved.
- Website: https://www.klikprintenwandel.nl/
Map & POI's
POI 3 - Heeze Castle.