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Oosterwolde - Drents Friese Wold | Circular Walk 9 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

25.0 km

Setting off from the village of Oosterwolde, this circular walk leads past tamed streams and combines spectacular nature reserves with the rich cultural history of Saxon Friesland.

The villages in this area are rooted in an agrarian tradition that stretches back into prehistory. In the Middle Ages the land was cultivated as far as the sand ridges. You walk through small-scale farmland to Drents-Friese Wold National Park. Here undulating sand tracks and forest paths lead you along the edge of an immense bank of drifted sand.

You end up at the De Schaopedobbe nature reserve, which …

Setting off from the village of Oosterwolde, this circular walk leads past tamed streams and combines spectacular nature reserves with the rich cultural history of Saxon Friesland.

The villages in this area are rooted in an agrarian tradition that stretches back into prehistory. In the Middle Ages the land was cultivated as far as the sand ridges. You walk through small-scale farmland to Drents-Friese Wold National Park. Here undulating sand tracks and forest paths lead you along the edge of an immense bank of drifted sand.

You end up at the De Schaopedobbe nature reserve, which is managed by It Fryske Gea, the organisation that protects Friesland’s natural and cultural heritage. Rumour has it that there was once a monastery here named Lux Mundi. This is probably just a story but there may well have been a farm here that supplied a local monastery. 

As you walk along Klokhuisdijk near the village of Langedijke you pass the bell tower in the churchyard. Some people believe the bell came from the mysterious Lux Mundi monastery. 

In the village of Oosterwolde, you walk past the village church commissioned by Daniël de Blocq-Lycklama à Nijeholt in 1735, which replaced the medieval church that once stood here. The Bishop of Utrecht granted permission for a parish church to be built here In 1204.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Brinkstraat
Oosterwolde
19 43 47 76 77 80
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Drents-Friese Wold National Park

Drents-Friese Wold National Park
Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold
Terwisscha
8426 SJ Appelscha
Drents Friese Wold
27 24 25 13 10 47 11 14 31 33 36
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Schaopedobbe Nature Reserve

Schaopedobbe Nature Reserve
Peperstraat
Elsloo
Schaopedobbe Natuurgebied
99 95 92 79
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Klokkenstoel Langedijke

Klokkenstoel Langedijke
Klokhuisdijk 2
Langedijke
Langedijke Klokkenstoel
75 60 62 45 46 15 10 12 11
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Dorpskerk Oosterwolde

Dorpskerk Oosterwolde
Dorpskerk Oosterwolde
Brink 26
8431 LD Oosterwolde
19
End point: Brinkstraat
Oosterwolde

Directions

Starting point: Brinkstraat
Oosterwolde

Volg de knooppunten 19 - 43 - 47 - 76 - 77 - 80 - 23 - 20 - 24 - 25 - 29 - 13 - 10 - 47 - 11 - 14 - 31 - 33 - 36 -99 - 95    - 92 - 79 - 75 - 60 - 62 - 45 - 46 - 15 - 10 - 12 - 11 (richting 73, maar RA voor het Grootdiep terug naar het dorpscentrum van Oosterwolde - 19.

End point: Brinkstraat
Oosterwolde
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