Von Isselburg nach Gaanderen is a 19.3 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Isselburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Distance: 19.3 km Elevation Gain: 144 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

historic site

From Issel to Oude IJssel A varied tour that starts in Isselburg. This place suggests more than it is, because there were only castles here in the past. This does not apply to Anholt, which is famous for its water castle. You first have to cross a golf course that you, as a walker, can only just walk through, but then you also have something. Schloss Anholt is large and it is surrounded by a large park and that golf course. You can sleep there for 160EU and the food is good there too, they said. From the castle it is even more a short distance to the border, where the Issel still hesitates to become IJssel, because here at Megchelen and Gendringen it is the border river. We walk along the Landfort estate a bit illegally along the Isselkade (wire) to Ulft, where the Issel decides on Oude IJssel, because then he will finally be enclosed by NL. It is an interesting area here, because the soil is rich in iron. The farmers were not happy with it, but apparently the soil contains enough iron to make something out of it. Everywhere in the region you will find iron foundries or what's left of them. The ancient ore can be found here at various places in the Achterhoek. With familiar names such as DRU, Atag, Vulcan and Pilgrim. In Ulft we find the old industrial complex with water tower and chimney. Nowadays, a little old industrial area is already declared a heritage site, after which it can start a studio or turn it into a dining tent. But Ulft arrived early with his DRU terrain. DRU made gas heaters in the 1960s and was one of the largest and oldest iron foundries (1754) in NL. From Ulft the Oude IJssel continues to Silvolde and Terborg. We walk along the Paasberg. This is an old (rare) sand ridge that originated when the Rhine still ran here. That back runs secretly in Terborg and Gaanderen, where all streets still recall the illustrious iron past. Just before Terborg we visit Wisch Castle. Wisch Castle is ancient and dates back to the 12th century. Many devastations took place, but in the end the van Schuylenburgh family brought things together and rebuilt a little. The current complex contains pieces from 1648 and other 17th century towers. It actually looks a bit like Soestdijk Palace, but you get that when things get white. The route unexpectedly ends in a beautiful valley of the Akkermansbeek, it is slightly off the Oude IJssel, but it is a good choice to come to the station in Gaanderen.

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