Walking tour through the Peelse heather, the Reuselse Moeren and the Kroonvense heather. The hike starts in the Peelse heather, this area used to consist of wild soil but was cultivated in the period 1930-1945 and largely planted with pine. Yet this forest area has much to offer such as the small and the large circle, a small piece of Paris near Reusel.
Type: Circular walk
Height gain: No information available
Way mark: See PDF route description
Dog: Allowed on leach
The Eight Blisses.
Yet this forest area has much to offer such as the small and the large circle, a small piece of Paris near Reusel. An official, inspired during a trip to Paris, drew two circles and an avenue in the forest plan instead of the usual square forest sections and straight avenues. This created a copy of the Place de l'Ėtoile and the Place de la Concorde with the Champs Elysées in between. As a place of interest there is a Janus head at the small circle and at the large circle the Stones of Salvations and the Reuselse boulder. The Stones of Salvation are eight boulders that are positioned in proportion to the eight villages in this region, these eight villages have been known as "The Eight Salvations" for 200 years. After leaving the Peelse heather, the hike continues through the Reuselse Moeren, a remnant of a largely excavated peat bog area. Via the Belgian / Dutch border the hike goes through the Kroonvense heather, a varied forest area with a number of beautiful fens and heathlands. During the walk you will pass some memories from the First World War, also called the World War or the Great War, and the Second World War. On the Belgian / Dutch border a reconstruction of a piece of electric wireblock from the First World War and a monument to pause for a moment from the Second World War. The wireblock consisted of three rows of posts with wires with the middle row under power, this was to prevent Belgians from fleeing their country.
96% of this walk is unpaved.
- Website: https://www.klikprintenwandel.nl/