Swalmen naar Venlo est un sentier de point à point de 24.6 kilomètres situé près de Swalmen, Province de Limbourg en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 24.6 km Dénivelé: 368 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B






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Along Swalm and through rugged forests, it is a beautiful walk. Start in Swalmen and pass the Hilkens Veevoederfabriek (nowadays horse feed) with a relief of Sint Lucas (Sjeng Verstappen) that feeds the poor. St Lucas is normally the protector of artists, so what he has to look for here is not clear, let alone feed for the hungry. Arrive at the Swalm. The river of 45 km becomes more and more beautiful the more you walk upstream and stay in the Netherlands, because it is canalized across the border. You will also pass the "De Wolfsgraaf" land weather. This defense wall dates from 1650 and went as follows: dig 2 parallel deep ditches 2 meters deep and make a wall of the earth in between. Plant that shore with thorns and other dense crop. You couldn't just get through without a tank. There was a guard or publican at the passages. From the river, walk to the border forests of the Federal Republic and pass a huge fence, which accompanies us on the east side for miles long. Walk here past the former ammunition depot Brüggen (12 km2), which was built up after the war in 1947. On average about 50,000 tons were stored for the Allied British army. The high point, or actually low point, was in 1990 during the first Gulf War, when wagon loads of ammunition had to be skipped. It is now a nature reserve, since it was passed on to the Germans in 1996. As you continue through the German forests on extremely wild paths plowed by pigs and arrive at the Witte Stein in the municipality of Reuver. The stone is no longer there. You will now find a cafe restaurant there. At Belfeld you can walk along the boring border path, but you can also go into the woods on spectacular paths and winding streams over considerable differences in height. There are so many paths here, make sure to keep the AllTrails map on hand. Then you will arrive at the Squirrel. There is a campsite here and a beautiful meadow that is known as a gallows field. At the recommendation of a walker, cross it to get to Venlo. The Pieterpad also runs here. It follows the safer border paths. It is also diverted due to the fresh A74 / A61 motorway. So walk over the brand new viaduct next to a game change. It is nice to see how wildlife, people and nature are separated to cross the highway. Once you have crossed the A74, a number of nice surprises awaits you. The first surprise is the former Trappist monastery in Ulingsheide. It is actually a very recent monastery that originated from a farm occupied by monks. In 1933 they were allowed to call themselves monasteries. But, as monks themselves, the increase was too small to sustain this large complex. In 1972 it was done. Now there is the Emmaus movement. They are residential communities that manage thrift stores, and can thus provide for their livelihood (smart, smart ..). The second surprise is the Jammerdal. It is a completely refurbished area where originally sand excavations were located. Now there are nice ponds and you can walk through the woods to the Bilderberghotel. From there the lake becomes asphalt and we have to go along the tracks to the Venlo station.

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