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Hiking - Soerendonk De Putberg 26.3 km

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This hike goes through Cranendonck forest, a small-scale wetland landscape. From De Putberg, a small but attractive heathland with two beautiful fens, the journey continues to the basin of ​​the Strijpse Aa towards Leenderstrijp. Through a small stretch of Leenderbos and the Groote Heide the route then returns to Soerendonk. An interesting sight along the way is Cranendonck Castle and a former sheepfold on the Groote Heide. The starting point of this route is the St. Jan Onthoofding church, Dorpsstraat 25 in Soerendonk.

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Fietsknooppunt: 60
Fietsknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 56
Fietsknooppunt: 56; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 54
Fietsknooppunt: 54; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 59
Fietsknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 05
Fietsknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 04
Fietsknooppunt: 04; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 06
Fietsknooppunt: 06; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 58
Fietsknooppunt: 58; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 38
Fietsknooppunt: 38; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Wandelknooppunt: 98
Wandelknooppunt: 98; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 84; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 60
Wandelknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 86
Wandelknooppunt: 86; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 78
Wandelknooppunt: 78; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 76
Wandelknooppunt: 76; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 71
Wandelknooppunt: 71; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 95
Wandelknooppunt: 95; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 96
Wandelknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 91
Wandelknooppunt: 91; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 61
Wandelknooppunt: 61; 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: 88
Wandelknooppunt: 88; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 80
Wandelknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 83
Wandelknooppunt: 83; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 81
Wandelknooppunt: 81; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 89
Wandelknooppunt: 89; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 63
Wandelknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 92
Wandelknooppunt: 92; 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: 56
Wandelknooppunt: 56; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 54
Wandelknooppunt: 54; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 53
Wandelknooppunt: 53; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 59
Wandelknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 55
Wandelknooppunt: 55; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 50
Wandelknooppunt: 50; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 58
Wandelknooppunt: 58; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 05
Wandelknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 04
Wandelknooppunt: 04; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 51
Wandelknooppunt: 51; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 57
Wandelknooppunt: 57; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Sheep

And then you suddenly come across a flock of sheep with a shepherd. Great chance that the Kempian heath is sheep of the Strabrechtse Heide or the Great Heath herd.

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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 outdoor cafés. Cranendonk is a large municipality of De Groote Heide and covers Budel, Budel-Dorplein, Budel-Schoot, Gastel, Maarheeze and Soerendonk.

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The Wild Rose

Because there was no real club building in 1986, they decided to build a hive. A beautiful drawing garden was also built at this building, with a wide variety of breeding plants. The garden was given an appropriate name: The Immenhof. Imme (n) is an old name for bees people. With the willow rose in Budel you can enjoy bees, the garden and other insects. The address is Broekkant 83 Budel.

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Broekkant 83, 6021 CV Budel, Netherlands

0495 491 552

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Cranendonck Castle

Cranendonck Castle is situated in the Barony of Cranendonck, near Soerendonk. The castle was built around 1250. In 1673 it was largely destroyed by the French. The farm that was next to the castle was demolished in 1899 and replaced by a villa: the current castle. At the beginning of the last century, the above-ground parts of the old castle were removed. In 2008, the contours of the old castle were marked in the field.

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Wild boar in the Leenderbos

Wild boar - also called wild boar - can also be found on De Groote Heide. The wild boar occurs in dry and wet foody deciduous forests and mixed forests. Like the Leenderbos.

Read information about the Wild Swine

Watch a video of wild boar in the Leenderbos>

Photo J. Lazaroms

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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

Beoordeling:

06 51180817

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Café de Hospes

Café de Hospes is a bicycle café where many cycling routes start. Here you can also go by car before you leave. From here you are near the Achelse Kluis, Castle Cranendonck and the Leenderbos. So there is plenty of choice between routes. The address is Strijperdijk 46 in Leende.

Strijperstraat 46, 5595 GD Leende, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 206 1288

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Manege de Boschhoeve

Manege de Boschhoeve has been the ideal place for activities and holidays on horseback since 1988. They organize wonderful riding holidays in a unique nature area. In this nature reserve, there are extensive riding and walking routes, which form part of a cross-border network. Manege de Boschhoeve has a lot more to offer. Check out the offer on the website.

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Bospad 2, 6027 RH Soerendonk, Netherlands

0495 592 356

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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

Beoordeling:

0495 591 652

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Pingo ruin

A pingo ruin is a natural gift from the ice age.

Pingo's were formed in the ice age when rising ground water froze below the surface of the tundra. This pushed sand layers up and to the sides, creating a hill that the Eskimos call a 'pingo'. Such pingos were sometimes able to reach heights of no less than 70 metres. During the last ice age this phenomenon also occurred in the Netherlands. When the ice finally melted, the hill collapsed in on itself as it were, creating a pit with elevated edges. In some instances the sand that was pushed up formed an elevation in the middle of the pit. This would then create a ring fen.

Such a special pingo can be found near the Klein Hasselsven. It is a fairly long walk, but it is possible to reach this area on foot. A humbling and wonderful experience. 

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Nature campsite Staatsbosbeheer Leenderbos

Leenderbos Forestry, on the Belgian border, is an alternate nature area with beautiful friends, sandy sprays and vast forests. Due to the variety in the landscape there are many rare plants and animals. Nearby you will find other nature areas, such as the Strabrechtse Heide. At the brothers of the Achelse Kluis abbey you can drink a self-trappist. Children play on the playground or in the forest and heathland.

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Camping de Zandberg

SVR camping "De Zandberg" is located in the core Leenderstrijp (municipality of Heeze-Leende), 10 kilometers south of Eindhoven in the province of North Brabant. The campsite is located on the edge of the "Leenderbos", an area of ​​2,380 hectares. Large nature area, with plenty of tranquility, space and a beautiful view in the same area: "The Zandberg".

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Strijperstraat 73A, 5595 GB Leende, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 206 1357

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Camping the End

Camping Het Eind is a very quiet campsite with a natural appearance and has ± 20 spacious camping sites. The campsite is 150 meters away from the "Leenderbos" forest area, a nature reserve with heath, forests, friends and many hiking and cycling routes.

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Strijperstraat 77, 5595 GB Leende, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

06 51867302

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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

Beoordeling:

040 206 5175

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