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Drachten - De Wilp | Section 5 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

26.6 km

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From the village of Drachten, which is really more like a town, you make your way to the small village of Drachtstercompagnie which grew up around the peat industry. From 1641 onwards, poor workers dug a series of connected waterways in a regular grid pattern that is still visible today. 

In 1208, Benedictine nuns established a convent in what was then a remote area. The convent in Trimunt was named Tribus Montibus, which is Latin for ‘three hills’, because three hills appeared to rise from the peatland.  

At the time when the convent was established,…

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From the village of Drachten, which is really more like a town, you make your way to the small village of Drachtstercompagnie which grew up around the peat industry. From 1641 onwards, poor workers dug a series of connected waterways in a regular grid pattern that is still visible today. 

In 1208, Benedictine nuns established a convent in what was then a remote area. The convent in Trimunt was named Tribus Montibus, which is Latin for ‘three hills’, because three hills appeared to rise from the peatland.  

At the time when the convent was established, there was a path that led from Trimunt to the church in the village of Marum. This was known as ‘the path of the white nuns’. You walk along a section of this path and then turn off towards the village of De Wilp and make your way back to Friesland.   

Sights on this route

Starting point: Het Zuid
9203 Drachten
42
1

Karmelklooster Drachten

Karmelklooster Drachten
Burg. Wuiteweg 162
9203 KP Drachten
44 41 29 24 25 91 98 99 52 54 51 35 30 5 12 11 9
2

Voormalig klooster Tribus Montibus

Voormalig klooster Tribus Montibus
Kloosterweg
9363 VJ Trimunt
Kloosterweg Trimunt
8 7 21 54 3 13
End point: Oudemolenweg 1A
9367 PL De Wilp

Directions

Starting point: Het Zuid
9203 Drachten

Volg de knooppunten 42 - 44 - 41 - 29 - 24 - 25 - 91 - 98 - 99 - 52 - 54 - 51 - 35 - 30 rechtdoor richting Strandheem en Jilt Dijksheide.

Je komt nu op het Groningse deel van de route. Volg knooppunten 5 -12 - 11 -9 -8 -7 - 21 - 54 - 3 -13 of volg onderstaande beschrijving:  

Rechtsaf naar Trimunt, linksaf natuurpad, na autosloperij rechtsaf, pad komt uit op Leidijk rechtsaf en linksaf Kloosterweg. Bij bos linksaf fietspad naar Noordwijk en stukje geelrode paaltjesroute rechts aanhouden en terug naar Kloosterweg, op Postdijk rechtsaf viaduct A7 over.

Postdijk uitlopen tot Haarsterweg. Je kunt doorlopen naar De Wilp. Linksaf op krui­sing en linksaf boerenpad Witte Nonnenpad door Haarsterbosch. terug op Haarsterweg linksaf en rechtsaf Bareveld naar De Wilp over Achterwijkse weg en dorpsrondje De Wilp.

End point: Oudemolenweg 1A
9367 PL De Wilp
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44
41
29
24
25
91
98
99
52
54
51
35
30
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12
11
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7
21
54
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13