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Peel Path - Stage 01

Peel path

The first stage from Weert to Altweerterheide goes through the recreation and nature reserve De IJzeren Man, along the Kruispeel and through the Laurabossen.

Distance: 16 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No info.

Trail: 81% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The IJzeren Man.

The IJzeren Man is a wooded area with various beautifully situated fens such as the Kleine IJzeren Man, the Zwanenven, the Geurtsven and the Ducksven. De Kruispeel is a peaty bog area with original low and high moors, it is the remainder of an extensive heath and marsh area. De Kruispeel is located south of the Tungelroyse Beek and is not accessible. The stage passes a viewing platform with a beautiful view over the peel area and the Tungelroyse Beek. After this first encounter with a remnant of the Peel, the stage continues via the Vetpeelweg to the Laurabossen. The Laurabossen owe their name to the Laura mine in South Limburg (NL). There are therefore many Scots pines in the Laurabossen, such pines were used to support mine galleries. At the end of the stage you will pass a small farm with the name “Klein Karelke”. More about this in the second stage.

Peel path

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.