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Peel Path - Stage 10

Peel path

This stage from Liessel to Griendtsveen goes through the Deurnsche Peel. During this stage you will become acquainted with the second somewhat larger peel area, the Deurnsche Peel and the Leegveld with new nature on the edge of the Deurnsche Peel.

Distance: 14 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 78% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The Deurne Canal.

The Deurnsche Peel is part of the Natura 2000 area under the name Deurnsche Peel & Mariapeel. Until the middle of the 19th century, the Deurnche Peel consisted only of large plains with raised moors, which were quite untouched in the middle, and were only interrupted at the edges by areas with farm pits. During this stage you get a good impression of what the area must have looked like in the past. The Deurne Canal, which is followed at the end of the stage, was originally intended for drainage of the peat area and the transport of the peat excavated in the Peel. At the end of the stage, a small loop is run along a path that offers the opportunity to visit the Toon Kortooms Park. The park is dedicated to the writer Toon Kortooms. A writer of regional novels such as "My children eat peat", "Help! The doctor drowns" and "Beekman and Beekman". The last book follows the adventures of the twins Mathieu (Matje) and Hein (Heintje) Beekman from De Peel and their friend Hendrik van Ham. As a point of interest, at the beginning of the stage you will pass the windmill De Volksvriend, the foundations on which a searchlight stood during the Second World War that was part of an air defense line, the Kammhuberlinie, named after the founder Joseph Kammhuber, which consisted of radar stations and searchlights supported by fighter planes and along the Deurne Canal past the remains of a casemate.

Peel path

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Map & Poi's.