"Forest walks" De Steeg Things to Do Tip by PeteNL

De Steeg Things to Do: 6 reviews and 19 photos

  Near the Lappendeken ("patchwork blanket")
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  • Near the Lappendeken ("patchwork blanket") - De Steeg
      Near the Lappendeken ("patchwork blanket")
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  • Autumn view - De Steeg
      Autumn view
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  • Near Rhederoord, in winter - De Steeg
      Near Rhederoord, in winter
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Every season has it's quality and charm in the forests of the National Parks and the private estates at its boundaries. In spring and summer some flowers and blueberries may greet you, in autumn the trees have nicely coloured leaves and you can find mushrooms, winter may find you lucky with catching some snow and icy ponds... And you can meet some wildlife, roe-deer, rabbits, foxes, buzzards and other birds.

Some forests still show there (former) plantation character with mainly pine or fir-trees, and some Douglas. Other have a semi-natural quality with beech, oak and chestnut, or resemble a (village) park, sometimes with some rare or unexpected species. Rhederoord for example was designed in English landscape style, with some special tree-groups and single special trees, for example Sequoias, Cedars and Magnolias.

Directions: For some nice (Nordic) walking routes with map and pictures, try the Nordic walking website www.nordicwalkingnet.nl. Click on "Routes", the try the one labeled "Veluwezoom, 3 routes".

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2006
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