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Peel Path - Stage 06

Peel path

This stage from Nederweert-Eind to Heibloem goes through the Banen, the Zoom, the Zwarte Peel, the Nederpeel and the Spanish Forest.

Distance: 17 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

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.


The Neerpeel brook.

Most of these nature reserves were created by peat extraction. De Banen is a remnant of a large fens complex that was created after the area was cleared. Many of these fens around the De Banen nature reserve have been filled in with the sand released during the digging of the Wessem-Nederweert canal. The Zoom is also part of the so-called Peelvennen area. The area is like a natural island in the middle of a large agricultural area. The Zoom is a large bowl-shaped area formed by peat digging. The lower part is about two meters deep with heather, fens, plains with pipe straw and ostrich grass, old peat pits and willow thickets, the area is surrounded by a quay. In the second part of this stage you enter the catchment area of the Neerpeelbeek. This stream meanders again beautifully through the landscape. The stage meanders along with the stream through the nature reserves of Zwarte Peel and Nederpeel. Finally, the stage goes through the Spanish forest, this forest area consists mainly of coniferous wood. One of the sights is a former monastery farm, part of a monastery complex built around 1853. The monastery farm and brewery building are the only buildings that have been preserved from the original monastery complex.

Peel path

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.