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Hiking - Soerendonk 8.9 km

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The area just outside the municipality of Soerendonk is an excellent place to go hiking in the Kempen nature. This trail is relatively short, yet still offers lot of variety, hiking as you do through heath, forest and a tranquil brook valley. On a sunny day this hike combines very well with a visit to an outdoor terrace of one of the cafés in the area.  From Woetz, a fairly dry coniferous area, you immediately enter the heath. Here you'll find the Putberg, an elevation in the middle of the heathland landscape. The route takes you through quiet areas between meadows and farmland to the valley of the Strijper Aa brook. Here you continue your walk downstream along the babbling brook, surrounded by natural marshland and hayfields. This brook valley offers not just beautiful nature, but also immense peace and quiet. 

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Fietsknooppunt: 59
Fietsknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 05
Fietsknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Wandelknooppunt: 60
Wandelknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 64
Wandelknooppunt: 64; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 66
Wandelknooppunt: 66; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 93
Wandelknooppunt: 93; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 62
Wandelknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 53
Wandelknooppunt: 53; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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The Soerendonks Goor

The Soerendonks Goor, in the source area of ​​the Strijper Aa, was exploited despite fierce protests in 1957. That business was not successful. Twenty years later, the procedure was reversed. Since then, the wet nature has the necessary living space again. In winter there are many ducks and herons, including the great Egret. There is a birdhouse on the edge of the lake where you have a good view of the birds without disturbing them.

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Municipality of Cranendonck

The municipality of Cranendonck is where Brabant and Limburg converge. Where Belgium and the Netherlands meet in a smooth transition of pure peace and relaxation, from nature to lively life on terraces. Cranendonk is a large municipality in Groote Heide, under Cranendonk, namely: Budel, Budel-Dorplein, Budel-Schoot, Gastel, Maarheeze and Soerendonk.

Capucijnerplein 1, 6021 Budel, Netherlands

0495 431 222

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Woetz Cranendonck

In the beautiful forest area in Soerendonk is catering company Woetz. Here you can equip yourself if you have cycled or walked in the Soerendonks Goor or in the surrounding area of ​​Cranendonck. On the sunny terrace you can enjoy the peace, a bite and a drink.

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Strijperdijk 9, 6027 RD Soerendonk, Netherlands

06 51180817

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Castle Cranendonck

Castle Cranendonck is a large and natural campsite with a part of the water. The campsite is located in De Groote heide and is a short distance from De Kempen, two beautiful nature areas located in the border region of the Netherlands and Belgium. The vast forests and heath are a delight for the eye. The campsite is located at Strijperdijk 9 in Soerendonk.

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Strijperdijk 9, 6027 RD Soerendonk, Netherlands

0495 591 652

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Recreation Riestenblik

Recreation Riestenblik is located in a wooded area with beautiful natural beauty. Just outside the picturesque village of Leender-Strijp, the Riestenblik radiates comfort and tranquility.

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Paaldijk 7, 5595 XL Leende, Netherlands

040 206 5175

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