Lemmer naar Mirns is a 24.5 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Lemmer, Friesland, Netherlands that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 24.5 km Elevation Gain: 228 m Route Type: Point to Point


nature trips

trail running





partially paved


You start the first journey through Friesland from Lemmer. It is a real harbor town and it has been like that since the Middle Ages. The Dutch were in the mood for this Frisian village, because it was nicely sheltered. The Lemster fleet has 146 ships, making it an important fishing town. The Lemster barge serves as an example for the Groene Draeck, the boat of the majesty. After the picturesque Lemmer, you arrive at the most famous pumping station in the Netherlands: Het Ir. Wouda pumping station. It still works on steam and still helps keep the Frisian countries dry. It has been around since 1920 and in 1955 the steam boilers were replaced once again. When he grinds, people are in a traffic jam to admire this Unesco heritage. From Lemmer, you enter the Gaasterland. It is slightly more hilly than the rest of Friesland. It's not spectacular, but you can see the differences in height when you walk through the country. The clay loam was raised during the Saalian ice age (200,000 years ago). Because the Geese season is open in the spring, you cannot go along the water and you have to stay some 1.5 km off the coast. Every now and then the resting geese rise, and the sky then turns roughly black, beautiful. The highest point (12.70 m NAP) of Gaasterland is located near the Jolderbos and there is another air watch tower that was built in Cold War time to quickly discover the eastern enemy, whatever that was. From this point you can walk along the water again, to the Mirntse Klif, this clay loam formed a beautiful natural protection against the water of the Zuiderzee. The Gaasterland has various forests, of which the Rijsterbos is the most beautiful. You just walk past it to end up in Mirns. This village did not have a real clock tower, but a belfry. After his restoration in 1953, he is still standing in the midst of ordinary and war graves.

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