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Ferwert-Hallum | Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail: Stage 5

(24.3 km)

The fifth stage of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail takes you along a section of the famous Elfstedentocht tour skating route. You set off from the mound village of Ferwert and walk through several small villages, then along the bank of the Dokkumer Ee canal to Hallum where this stage of the trail ends.

The starting point in Ferwert and the endpoint in Hallum are both located on the same salt marsh ridge, composed of sand and clay, that is thought to have formed in this coastal region from 500 BCE onwards. The size of the churches in these two villages is a reminder of the rich gentlemen farmers and members of the nobility who once lived here and the monasteries previously established in the area.   

The monks of Fosw…

The fifth stage of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail takes you along a section of the famous Elfstedentocht tour skating route. You set off from the mound village of Ferwert and walk through several small villages, then along the bank of the Dokkumer Ee canal to Hallum where this stage of the trail ends.

The starting point in Ferwert and the endpoint in Hallum are both located on the same salt marsh ridge, composed of sand and clay, that is thought to have formed in this coastal region from 500 BCE onwards. The size of the churches in these two villages is a reminder of the rich gentlemen farmers and members of the nobility who once lived here and the monasteries previously established in the area.   

The monks of Foswerd monastery near the village of Ferwert did not see eye to eye with the monks of Claercamp monastery. In 1397, the feud between them came to a head with an arson attack and murder...  Today there are just two old farmhouses on Kleasterwei road where Foswerd monastery once stood.

You pass the ancient little village of Wânswert, where hunter-gatherers are thought to have lived in prehistoric times, and continue on to the village of Burdaard, which lies on the Elfstedentocht tour skating route. From Burdaard you walk along the bank of the Dokkumer Ee canal to the little ferry service near the village of Wyns. You take the ferry across the water and continue on to the famous little wooden bridge at Bartlehiem. From there you head west to Hallum.

Be sure to enjoy the expansive views and meadow bird areas to the left and right of the Hallumer Feart canal.    

This route is part of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Vrijhof 7
9172 MR Ferwert
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Petruskerk Wânswert

Petruskerk Wânswert

In het stokoude terpenlandschap, dat al enkele eeuwen voor onze jaartelling ontstond, is deze kerk van Wânswert te vinden op een hoge terp. De oorspronkelijk Katholieke kerk is gewijd aan de heilige Petrus.

Wanswert
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Molen 'De Zwaluw'

Molen 'De Zwaluw'

Het rijksmonument is nog altijd actief en je haalt hier dan ook heerlijk meel. Bezoek en laat je rondleiding door de molen en houtzagerij!

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Veerpont De Wynser Oerset (Wijns)

Veerpont De Wynser Oerset (Wijns)

De Wynser Oerset vaart naar de overkant
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Bartlehiem Bridge - Elfstedentocht

Bartlehiem Bridge - Elfstedentocht

The famous little wooden bridge on the Elfstedentocht route!

End point: Kerkpad 1
9074 BX Hallum
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