Wijk bij Duurstede naar Hagestein pad


Wijk bij Duurstede naar Hagestein pad est un sentier de point à point de 23.7 kilomètres situé près de Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée, la marche et la course à pied.

Distance: 23.7 km Dénivelé: 89 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B



course à pied


site historique

De Lek and Linies is varied walk with a lot of history and photos. Both in the summer and in the fall it is a beautiful walk. Together with the Waal, the Lek was an important river from an early age and that became very important when it was decided in 1122 to dam the Rhine in Wijk bij Duurstede (Dorestad). The Rhine became too unmanageable. It did mean that Dorestad lost its power, because the connection to the north, with Utrecht, was gone. The bishop obtained a new channel on the Vaartse (or Straight) Rhine to Vreeswijk. All in all, the Waal became more important and Tiel took over as the Hanseatic city. Whatever the saying, the Lek starts with Wijk and is one of the many poor people of the rich Rhine delta in the Netherlands. All the places along this route are very old, because the Lek has always been large and therefore important. We leave Wijk via the ferry to Rijswijk and cross the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal on the south side of the Lek. The canal is very busy since the opening of the North Sea Canal (1876). That is, it had to be dug of course, first of all, with double-loop locks (so two gullies). It therefore took until 1952 before the whole finally opened. And all according to the plan of Nazi man Anton Mussert. Via Rijswijk (Gld) we walk over the dike to Ravenswaaij and enjoy the magnificent views over the Lek. We walk to Culemborg, a city-state on the Lek, which became more important after 1122. It had its own case law, and if you went bankrupt you were given a fair trial in Culemborg, where the creditors were not allowed inside (that would have cost something ...). Only in 1798, after the French occupation and thus looting, did Culemborg reach Holland, like so many free states in our country. The floodplains east of Culemborg can be walked on and are beautiful. The defensive works for the New Dutch Water Line are also located here. We pass Werk aan het Spoel, which had to defend the impeller locks (which can move against the current!) And Fort Everdingen, which lies at the foot of the Diefdijk. It has just been released from defense where they had established the explosives clearance service. Now they are looking for a new destination. They usually become bats. On the other side of the Lek you will find the Werk on the Groeneweg which was activated in WWI and a little further on Fort Honswijk. This fort is also waiting for its bats. All those forts show that the defense was serious about defending the Lek and the associated water flows for the lines north and south. After all those defenses, we continue on the Lekdijk to Hagestein. It is the first village in the Vijfheerenlanden, because we are now in Utrecht.

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