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Fractures and Vine grounds


Walking tour in the Maashorst through Annabos, Loose Beemd, Revennekes, Slabroek. Through the forest area the Bedafse Bergen and the Slabroekse Bergen. Vine grounds are marshy to permanently wet, high soils immediately adjacent to a fracture.

Distance: 21 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 85% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Bat bridge in the Anna forest.

The Peelrand fracture runs through the Annabos, the Loose Beemd and the Revennekes and the Melle fracture and the Hoevense fracture close to each other through Slabroek. The Peelrand fracture is nicely visible in the landscape due to the height difference in the landscape and the seepage of iron-rich water in contrast to Melle fracture and the Hoevense fracture, these do not cause height differences. The height difference is particularly noticeable in the 2018 built bat bridge in the Annabos. The walking tour goes over the bat bridge of the lower situated drier grounds in the Central Slenk through the wetter higher ground in the Peelhorst. On the Peelhorst there is a less permeable loam layer beneath a layer of well-drained river sand and flows towards the Central Slenk. The fine cover sand in the Central Slenk also allows the water to pass through less quickly, so that it seeps to the surface like seepage water. Contrary to what you would expect, the high soils are wet and the lower soils stay dry, this rare form of seepage is hot. The Bedafse Bergen is a forest area with a drifting sand ridge that originated in the Middle Ages and was planted with coniferous forest in the early 20th century, the drifting sand ridge with heights of more than 20 meters has been maintained. There is also a drifting sand ridge in the Slabroekse Bergen, which is not as high and overgrown, but has a beautiful view of an adjacent heathland at various places.


Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - The Maashorst.

Nature Center De Maashorst is located in an old farmhouse in the hamlet of Slabroek, located in Nature Reserve De Maashorst. In addition to the exhibition, the yard of Natuurcentrum De Maashorst is also worth a visit. Here you can enjoy, in the sun or in the shade of trees, a cup of coffee with apple pie, soup, soda or small lunch dish. Children are sent outside by the animals in the exhibition to carry out all kinds of assignments. A maze with spores, a lookout tower in search of birds, a badger castle where you can crawl in and a large tractor with a slide. Benches and picnic tables are scattered throughout the yard where you can enjoy the grounds, the weather and a cup of coffee. In the apiary it is possible to safely view the bees in hives and hives behind glass. In spring and summer you can see the bees inside and outside in an observation box from very close.

De Maashorst.