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The Convex Field

Bolle Akker

Walking tour along De Bakelse Plassen, through the forest area Nederheide and the forest area Grotelsche Heide also called Grotelsche Bos.

Distance: 19 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 86% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The Bakelse Plassen.

The Bakelse Plassen is a large gravel extraction area. Plenty of gravel is still being extracted, since 2011, work has started to redesign parts of the area on the south side, a golf course has been realized and on the north side a water-rich nature reserve devoleped against the Nederheide. The Nederheide forest area consists of a variety of forest, a few small heather plots. In this forest a nice narrow walking path is followed by larger and somewhat smaller semi-open spaces in the forest. The Grotelse Heide is also a forest area with a large open grassy grazing area. In this area the meandering brook de Esperloop is followed, a more or less real 'heath brook'. The phenomenon of convex field can be seen at the end of the tour. Fertilization with plant residues has resulted in height differences in the past 400 years. Furthermore, at the end of the walk in Bakel, the stand mill Sint Willibrordus from 1752 is an point of interest.

Bolle Akker

Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 2 - The Stegebergse Paal.

The Stegebergse Paal, together with a number of other border posts, forms the former border in the Peel between Gemert and Bakel-Milheeze.

No additional information.

POI 3 - Sint Willibrordus windmill.

The Sint Willibrordus mill is a closed standard mill built in 1586 and covered with oak shale. Under the awning of the hood is a dial painted with the pointer at half past ten. In 1893, the mill was moved 50 meters to the west. The mill is located at Achter de Molen in Bakel.

Sint Willibrordus windmill.