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Kollum – De Kooten | Section 5 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

17.3 km

This section of the route leads past Fogelsangh State country house and estate and through the village of Veenklooster. A visit to nearby Veenkloosterbos forest is highly recommended. The surrounding hedgerow and woodland landscape is a defining feature of this region. is one of the defining features of this region.  

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fry…

This section of the route leads past Fogelsangh State country house and estate and through the village of Veenklooster. A visit to nearby Veenkloosterbos forest is highly recommended. The surrounding hedgerow and woodland landscape is a defining feature of this region. is one of the defining features of this region.  

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area unique in Europe. A network of walks covering 165 kilometres leads you through ancient landscapes where traces of the past dating back hundreds of years are still visible. Pingos formed in the Ice Age, boulder clay deposits in the subsoil, areas where peat formed and was cut and small-scale farmland enclosed by rows of alders and wooded banks. Today these trees that were planted to contain livestock and prevent sandy soil from being eroded, play an important role in preserving the unique biodiversity in the region. Local farmers are largely responsible for the maintenance of this unique hedgerow and woodland landscape that is probably one of Friesland’s best kept secrets.

It is possible to start anywhere along the 165 kilometres of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area. The route is signposted with red and yellow trail markers and runs from the town of Burgum, through the Trynwâlden area to the villages of Damwâld, Kollum, Buitenpost, Oudega and Eastermar, eventually arriving back in Burgum.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Voorstraat
9291 CC Kollum
85 46 56
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De Kruidhof - Hortus van Fryslân

De Kruidhof - Hortus van Fryslân
Schoolstraat 29 b
9285 NE Buitenpost
2

IJstijdenmuseum

IJstijdenmuseum
Schoolstraat 29 C
9285 NE Buitenpost
22 52 38 27 34
3

Veenkloosterbos Forest on Fogelsangh State Country Estate

Veenkloosterbos Forest on Fogelsangh State Country Estate
Kleasterwei 3
9297 WR Veenklooster
Veenkloosterbos bruggetje
4

Fogelsangh State Country House and Estate

Fogelsangh State Country House and Estate
Kleasterwei, 3
9297 WR Veenklooster
Veenklooster Fogelsanghstate
25 40 69 32 53 64
5

Twijzelermieden Nature Reserve

Twijzelermieden Nature Reserve
Twijzelermieden
De Miedwei, nabij Sânsleat
Twijzel
77 56 33
End point: De Koaten
9288 GH Kootstertille
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