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Rottevalle – Opeinde | Section 8 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

19.9 km

This section of the route leads through an area characterised by countless rows of alders to the village of Eastermar. You then continue on to De Leijen lake, which was created by peat cutting. The marshes and natural drainage land around the lake provide a plentiful supply of food for the many birds that come here to feed and rest.

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noa…

This section of the route leads through an area characterised by countless rows of alders to the village of Eastermar. You then continue on to De Leijen lake, which was created by peat cutting. The marshes and natural drainage land around the lake provide a plentiful supply of food for the many birds that come here to feed and rest.

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: Efterwei
9221 SK Rottevalle
1

Doarpstsjerke Rottevalle

Doarpstsjerke Rottevalle
Buorren 18
9221 TB Rottevalle
Rottevalle kerk exterieur
41
2

De Leijen Nature Reserve

De Leijen Nature Reserve
Bildreed 3
9221 SJ Rottevalle
39 64 43 65
3

Groene toren Eastermar

Groene toren Eastermar
Torenlaan 11
9261 VZ Eastermar
Groene Toren Eastermar
4

Verhalenkamer van Stichting Dam Jaarsma

Verhalenkamer van Stichting Dam Jaarsma
Verhalenkamer
Torenlaan 2
9261 VZ Eastermar
76 52 43 51 55 23 29 28 68
End point: Kommisjewei
9218 RS Opeinde
41
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64
43
65
76
52
43
51
55
23
29
28
68