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Quatrebras – Aldtsjerk | Section 2 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

(19.9 km)

The second section of the route winds through a varied landscape with many wooded banks. It also leads you through the villages of Gytsjerk, Oentsjerk and Aldtsjerk The impressive buildings you see along the way were originally owned by wealthy townspeople who built country estates in Oentsjerk. In the woods between Oentsjerk and Aldtsjerk the walk takes you past Stania State country house and estate.

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes th…

The second section of the route winds through a varied landscape with many wooded banks. It also leads you through the villages of Gytsjerk, Oentsjerk and Aldtsjerk The impressive buildings you see along the way were originally owned by wealthy townspeople who built country estates in Oentsjerk. In the woods between Oentsjerk and Aldtsjerk the walk takes you past Stania State country house and estate.

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: Rijksstraatweg
9257 RM Quatrebras
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It Bûtefjild Nature Reserve

It Bûtefjild Nature Reserve

Walk, cycle and sail in otter territory. It Bûtefjild is a varied landscape of peatland, meadows, reed beds and open water.

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Geologisch Monument Bouwepet

Geologisch Monument Bouwepet

Geologisch monument gemaakt van zwerfkeien uit de IJstijd.

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Stania State Country House and Estate

Stania State Country House and Estate

Stania State is a country house and estate nestled in the woodland between Oentsjerk and Aldtsjerk in Friesland. This unique property is within cycling distance of Leeuwarden and Dokkum (about 10 km).

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De Klinze Country House and Estate

De Klinze Country House and Estate

De Klinze is a country house and estate where you can choose a new bed, enjoy a night away and stroll through a magnificent park. You can also discover the history of the estate through its art and decor!

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End point: Klaas Douwesweg
9064 KP Aldtsjerk

Directions

Starting point: Rijksstraatweg
9257 RM Quatrebras

Wijk tussen wandelknooppunt 41 en 78 eens van het pad af en dwaal door de prachtige tuinen van de Stania State.

End point: Klaas Douwesweg
9064 KP Aldtsjerk
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