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Feanwâlden - Garyp | Section 2 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

16.5 km

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As you walk this second section of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route you can see how the monasteries helped shape the Frisian landscape.

The monks drained the water from the polders so the land could be reclaimed. Working together with local communities, the monasteries devised ways to hold back the rising water and helped build waterways. This early water management association was known as the Leppa Water Board. 

This section of the route leads across the Soestpolder, one of…

To make it easy to navigate, download the route in Google Maps!

As you walk this second section of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route you can see how the monasteries helped shape the Frisian landscape.

The monks drained the water from the polders so the land could be reclaimed. Working together with local communities, the monasteries devised ways to hold back the rising water and helped build waterways. This early water management association was known as the Leppa Water Board. 

This section of the route leads across the Soestpolder, one of the polders drained by the local monks. The monumental Kruiskerk church that dominates the skyline in Burgum was the abbey church of the Canons Regular who founded the Barraconvent monastery in Burgum. Sadly nothing remains of the monastery. The last part of the walk takes you across the bridge over the Prinses Margrietkanaal and ends in Garyp, an old village situated on a sand ridge surrounded by peatland.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Oastein 1
9269 SB Feanwâlden
1

De Schierstins Cultural History Centre

Hoofdstraat 1
9269 SW Feanwâlden
Schierstins fietsers
De Schierstins Cultural History Centre
86 75 61 78 59 52 41 47 21
2

Soestpolder Nature Reserve

Nieuwstad
9251 LR Burgum
Meer Burgum natuur
Soestpolder Nature Reserve
28 22
3

Kruiskerk

Nieuwstad 5
9251 LM Burgum
Kruiskerk Burgum
Kruiskerk
34 53 58 52 57 33 14 37 31
End point: Tsjerkepaed 13
9263 PS Garyp

Directions

Starting point: Oastein 1
9269 SB Feanwâlden

Van Feanwâlden (86) doorlopen naar knoopunten 75 - 61 - 78 - 59 - 52 - 41).

Einde Oostersingel rechtsaf naar Rijksstraatweg en linksaf naar Zomerweg (47), linksaf naar Miensker (zandpad).

(21) Pad door de Soestpolder om waterplas heen (28) en aan einde rechtsaf overstap, vervolgens pad volgen door polder.

Ter hoogte van gaslocatie (22) rechtsaf en op Nieuwstad linksaf (34) naar Kruiskerk (53). Door Schoolstraat (58), linksaf Lagerweg, einde rechtsaf vervolgens linksaf na gemeentehuis (52) brug over Prinses Margrietkanaal, daarna linksaf en talud af naar fietspad onder brug door, na bocht rechtsaf (57) en vervolgens 33 naar 14 - 37 - 31.

Op Unicumplein rechtsaf Tsjerkepaad, vervolgens linksaf over Lytse Buorren terug naar centrum.

End point: Tsjerkepaed 13
9263 PS Garyp
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