Natuurpad de Stompert

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Natuurpad de Stompert is a 4.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 77 m Route Type: Loop

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This nature walk is around The Nature Reserve The Stompert, a nature reserve on military training grounds. The former Soesterberg airport or about 63 hectares. The military training ground is for the public, and has been Open since 1994. The Stompert is named after the high peak (51 m) in this area. This "mountain" was called the Soesterberg. The area is characterized by a variety of trees and forests with many altitude differences, especially the presence of hawthorn forests, the so-called oak throat forests. These ancient forests originated because The people regularly peeled the trees just above the ground without the roots. As a result, the soil was not disturbed so that particular plants and plants Animals can live there. The whimsical trees are special to see. The site knows high natural diversity. It is an area of ​​great significance because of it among other things a location of old tree species, breeding birds such as tree lark, red breast puff pastry. The night swallow, tree falcon, the buzzard, the whistler and the hawk and many little ones. Forest birds, reptiles like sand lizard and butterflies as a lifeline and commander, but also ravens, rabbits and foxes. When the heath blossoms come there are many butterflies, bees and other insects on it. From the province there is one initiative started for the fragmented heathlands in the province of Utrecht with connecting each other with as maintaining this particular cultural area. The Stompert is also part of this chain of heathen areas. During this walk you gain knowledge of these special pieces of nature and how they are maintained now, but also with the emergence of this piece of the Netherlands, the tombs, the military history and the water base at the highest point of the Stompert. This nature walk covers the De Stompert nature reserve, a nature reserve on a military training ground near the former Soesterberg airbase of approximately 63 hectares. The military training ground has been open to the public since 1994. The Stompert is named after the high peak (51 m) in this area. This 'mountain' used to be called the Soesterberg. The area is characterized by an alternation of heathland and forests with many differences in height. Very special is the presence of coppice forests, the so-called oak strub forests, consisting of summer and winter oaks. These ancient forests were created because people regularly cut off the trees just above the ground without removing the roots. As a result, the soil was not disturbed so that special plants and animals can live there. The whimsical trees are special to see. The site has high natural values. It is an area of ​​great significance due to the occurrence of plant species from old forest, breeding birds such as tree lark, robin, the nightjar, tree falcon, the buzzard, the whistler and the hawk and many small forest birds, reptiles such as sand lizard and butterflies like heifer and comma butterfly, but also deer, rabbits and foxes. When the heather blooms, many butterflies, bees and other insects come to it. From the province an initiative has been started to connect the fragmented heathlands in the province of Utrecht with the preservation of this special cultural area. De Stompert is also part of this chain of heathland areas. During this walk you will become acquainted with these special pieces of nature and how they are now being maintained, but also with the origins of this part of the Netherlands, the burial mounds, the military history and the water cellar at the highest point of the Stompert.

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