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Peel Path - Stage 02

Peel path

The second stage from Altweerterheide to Stramproy goes along the Tungelroyse Beek, through the Wijffelterbroek, the Smeetshof and the Stramprooierbroek.

Distance: 19 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 81% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Groot Karelke.

In the first stage you will pass the small farm called "Klein Karelke", in this stage you can see the large reclamation farm "Groot Karelke" immediately after leaving the village. Both farms played a role in the creation of Altweerterheide. A Weerter grain merchant Jan Henderiks, nicknamed Bolle Jan, bought 80 hectares of forest and heathland and founded the mining company "Karelke" named after Karelke Schaeken. This Karelke Schaeken had sold his plot of land and farm to Bolle Jan, his farm was named "Klein Karelke", the large reclamation farm was called "Groot Karelke". The Tungelroyse Beek that is followed is a part of the dug headwaters that drained the Kalver Peel swamp area, the swamp area has been converted into an agricultural area and the name Kalver Peel has disappeared from the maps. Het Wijffelterbroek also originally a swamp area, now serves as water storage and is re-watered. Two brooks, the Vetpeel and the Raam, which were also dug, flow through the area. The area is surrounded by moist grassland that is grazed by Taurossen. In the Stramprooierbroek, the stream becomes the Abeek, a beautiful meandering brook through a swampy area. You find the Broek watermill at the Abeek, unfortunately the water wheel of this water mill is not visible from the road, viewing is only possible by appointment.

Peel path

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.