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Burgumermar - Eastermar | Circular Walk 7 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

(28.0 km)

Burgumer Mar lake lies at the heart of the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area. The lake was dug out by the monks of Barraconvent monastery in the Middle Ages to provide peat, which was used as fuel in and around the monasteries. Kruiskerk church in Burgum built in 1100 is one of the few tangible reminders of the Barraconvent monastery that once stood here. 

There were also medieval churches in the little villages of Sumar and Eastermar, but these have since been replaced by later buildings. If you walk along the sand ridge between Sumar and Eastermar, there are beautiful trails you can follow down to the edge of De Leijen lake. The lake formed after large areas of raised bog were dug out for peat from the 16th century onwards.

When you …

Burgumer Mar lake lies at the heart of the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area. The lake was dug out by the monks of Barraconvent monastery in the Middle Ages to provide peat, which was used as fuel in and around the monasteries. Kruiskerk church in Burgum built in 1100 is one of the few tangible reminders of the Barraconvent monastery that once stood here. 

There were also medieval churches in the little villages of Sumar and Eastermar, but these have since been replaced by later buildings. If you walk along the sand ridge between Sumar and Eastermar, there are beautiful trails you can follow down to the edge of De Leijen lake. The lake formed after large areas of raised bog were dug out for peat from the 16th century onwards.

When you get to Eastermar you will discover a charming little village with traditional facades overlooking a narrow canal. Country roads and sandy paths lead you back to where you started. A picturesque walk that transports you back to the Middle Ages!

Sights on this route

Starting point: Markt
Burgum
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Korenmolen de Hoop Sumar

Korenmolen de Hoop Sumar

De korenmolen is iedere zaterdag geopend en te bezichtigen o.l.v. een vrijwillige molenaar. Tevens worden er graanproducten verkocht op de maalzolder.

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Groene toren Eastermar

Groene toren Eastermar

De markante groene toren (torenweduwe) is te vinden op het kerkhof aan de Torenlaan 11 in Eastermar, in het buurtschap It Heechsân. Oorspronkelijk lag hier de kern van de oude nederzetting Eastermar.

Groene Toren Eastermar
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Kruiskerk

Kruiskerk

De Hervormde kerk van Burgum is in de 13e eeuw door de Reguliere Kanunniken in gebruik genomen als abdijkkerk. De romanogotische parochiekerk hoorde bij het naastgelegen Bergklooster.

Kruiskerk Burgum
End point: Markt
Burgum

Directions

Starting point: Markt
Burgum

Volg vanaf de Markt, de knooppunten 58 - 52 - 56 - 11 - 51 - 43 - 52 - 76.

Richting 65, achter aan het eind van de Middenwei scherp linksaf en direct rechtsaf langs een boerderij en aan het eind rechtsaf naar knooppunt 57 - 63 - 71 - 23 - 36    26 - 57 - 88 - 26 - 21 - 53.

End point: Markt
Burgum
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