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Surhuizum – Rottevalle | Section 7 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

(13.9 km)

This section of the route takes you out of Friesland briefly then quickly leads you back to the Frisian village of Houtigehage where there was considerable poverty at the beginning of the last century. The first council houses were built here in 1909. You can see one of these on Skoallewyk road.

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

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

This section of the route takes you out of Friesland briefly then quickly leads you back to the Frisian village of Houtigehage where there was considerable poverty at the beginning of the last century. The first council houses were built here in 1909. You can see one of these on Skoallewyk road.

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: It Sud
9283 TV Surhuizum
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De Nôtmûne Koartwâld

De Nôtmûne Koartwâld
Koartwâld 6
9231 HZ Surhuisterveen
2

Opende Blotevoetenpad Barefoot Trail

Opende Blotevoetenpad Barefoot Trail
Blotevoetenpad Opende
Nabij Kaleweg (incl. strandje) 12
9865 TC Opende
3

Museumboerderij Ot en Sien

Museumboerderij Ot en Sien
Jan Binneslaan 84
9231 CC Surhuisterveen
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4

Doarpstsjerke Rottevalle

Doarpstsjerke Rottevalle
Buorren 18
9221 TB Rottevalle
Rottevalle kerk exterieur
43
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End point: Efterwei
9221 SK Rottevalle
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