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Peel Path - Stage 11

Peel path

This stage from Griendtsveen to Helenaveen goes through the Mariapeel, Mariaveen and the Broemeerbos.

Distance: 15 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 87% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.



Griendtsveen is a small village with a protected village view. The Peel village was founded around 1885 and is closely intertwined with the exploitation of the Peel. In the peel village one therefore passes straight peel canals with picturesque workers' houses and drawbridges. A number of the houses, the so-called "twelve apostles", date from 1904. After leaving the town, you head towards the Mariapeel. Initially, the Mariapeel was dug in a small-scale way, creating various complexes with so-called farm pits and a great length of Peel tracks. The peat was transported via carts. The stage is therefore often long but especially beautiful peel tracks, with beautiful views of the Mariapeel in various places. In the Mariaveen the paths wind more through the peel area. In this part of the peel you will pass a sheepfold, with a bit of luck there will also be the herd of land goats in this area. The last part of the stage goes through the southern part of the Deurnsche Peel, the Broemeerbos. In this forest area one passes a remnant of an old peat channel, a so-called "wick". These wicks were dug according to a trident system and were used to discharge the excess groundwater and transport the peat.

Peel path

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Map & Poi's.