20 m
3 m
14,56 km

Vista 1555 veces, descargada 14 veces

cerca de Hoogerheide, Noord-Brabant (Nederland)

It's not the absolute altitude that gives the mountains in this area their name. However, the difference in elevation between the low lying polder in the west and the forested river dunes in the east is rather obvious.
The first hill you encounter is called Maareberg (+ 21,4 m above sea level). You will climb this one via a classic sunken road. In the forest the trail passes fields of moorland and a small lake. When you leave the village of Ossendrecht behind, there will be a second hill to climb: the Peeberg (+17 m.a.s.l). After this "mountain" you'll descend into the polder and you follow mostly flat dirt tracks, offering nice views of the Brabantse Wal landscape. You pass an old tidal creek named Calfvense Kreek. Already in the 12th century, polders were constructed in this area to be used for the production of suger beets. Nowadays, some of these polders are being transformed into wetlands again, such as part of the Noorderpolder. After completing the trail find yourself a pub and drink a typical "Wal beer" (in the villages of Ossendrecht or Hoogerheide). Local water originating from the "Wal" is used for the brewing process.

Tips & tricks
- Run the trail clockwise and you will ascend the steepest part of the track (to the Heistraat in Calfven) instead of descending this part.
- If you want to shorten the trail to 9,6 km, keep going straight on the Schapendreef between Ossendrecht and Hoogerheide - do make a left turn in the forest.
- The track is also suitable for hikers.
- To reach the start of the trail, take bus number 104 and 105 from Bergen op Zoom railway station to reach the village of Hoogerheide.

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