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Peel Path - Stage 23

Peel path

The stage goes from the peat mining village of Landhorst to Wilbertoord, also a peat mining village. Landhorst is difficult to reach in terms of public transport. Alternatively, you can also walk stage 23a and start in Sint Anthonis.

Distance: 17 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Point to point.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 77% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.



Landhorst owes its name to the sandy ridges in the landscape, which were left after the peat was excavated. Such increases are called 'horsten'. Immediately after leaving the Landhorst, the stage goes through the Sint Anthonis forest. The Sint Anthonis forest has a beautifully varied landscape of forest and heathland with juniper bushes and fly pines. Kempen heath sheep and Scottish highlanders graze on the heath. In the heather area of the Ullingse mountains there are still a few pieces of sand drifts. At the edge of the area one goes over a six to eight meter high rim wall, in the past this wall was built by the farmers to prevent the fields from drifting over. Forests of wood, plantations of oak trees and digging have eventually resulted in this six to eight meters high wall. After leaving the vast Sint Anthonis forest, the stage goes through the former Wanroijse Peel. This area has been given an agricultural destination after the municipal forest of Wanroij and a few small pieces of forest. The stage winds through the municipal forest Wanroij and the small pieces of forest towards Wilbertoord.

Peel path

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.