De Alde Feanen Circulaire

MODERATE 1 reviews

De Alde Feanen Circulaire is a 9.6 mile out and back trail located near De Veenhoop, Friesland, Netherlands that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 492 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers


Note: The ferry does not run during the winter season, so you must take a detour at the waypoints on the map. The Alde Feanen is a contiguous low peat bog complex with a total surface area of around 2500 hectares, of which more than 1500 hectares are owned and managed by It Fryske Gea. The area consists mainly of lakes, peat lakes, petholes, reed lands, scarce lands, roughlands, thickets and swamp forests. There are also trilvenes, peat moss cane lands, blue grass lands and dotterland haylands. The latter types of landscape are rare from a national perspective and are threatened in their survival. Low peat bogs are counted among the richest and most varied nature reserves in North-West Europe. The variety of species of plants and animals is particularly large, as is also the case in De Alde Feanen. There are about 450 different plant species in De Alde Feanen. That is more than half of all plant species occurring in Fryslân. Due to its location and variation, De Alde Feanen is enormously important for water, marsh and meadow birds. Many birds breed in the summer half year. More than 100 species have been observed so far. The wet area is an indispensable stopping place for numerous migrants and winter guests. Characteristic of De Alde Feanen are the wide ponds and the intimate waterways and passages. Almost all waters bear witness to the past dyeing activities; in some watercourses you can still recognize the situation prior to painting. The face of De Alde Feanen is largely determined by reed land. Most are mowed annually.

bridge out
private property
21 days ago

Nice trail, very nice landscape, lots of birds to see, if you like birdwatching. However, I had to take a detour twice, once in the North part for private property, and once in the middle because there is no ferry in the winter season. other then that I loved it. it's nice and quiet out here. lots of open space with lots of beautiful panoramas. there's a tower you can climb to have a good luck around.