Wild Life Hike (Zuid-Kennemerland National Park) - Episode 4
What about a little bit of healthy photographing for the first day of December! Camera in the hand, inspiration in the mind, and some energy in the legs are a perfect combination for (re-)discovering the surprising beauties of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. Let’s pay a visit to wild animals and diverse vegetation, and capture them on CCD or film as we all enter the winter.
So pick up your camera, take warm and comfy clothes, let’s explore this park together and see what we can find !
We will meet at 11:30 AM, at the Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland on Sunday December 1st.
The meetup point will be the visitor’s center at the following adress
Tetterodeweg[masked] Overveen, (it is the entrance: De Zandwaaier). This is not an accessible by car. However if you copy/paste exactly “Tetterodeweg[masked] Overveen” in google maps it will show you the exact spot.
There is a place for coffee just next to the visitor’s center. I suggest we meet there in the warmth. When you arrive at the visitors center, finding the coffee shop is evident. Once you’re there, head for the table packed with cameras.
After the walk, it has been a tradition to meet back at the coffee shop and enjoy together some of the local Food (The traditional pea soup sure warms you up!). Let’s keep this one up J.
I have been to this park a few times already, Each time, it was a very agreeable surprise with variable landscape in a short distance, and wild animals and birds (we met sheeps, shettland poneys and Bisons!). Amazing to know there is this little nature paradise so close to home (Check out the website: http://www.np-zuidkennemerland.nl/documents/home.xml?lang=nl).
We will take a hiking route that starts from the parking. Probably the same as last time, but we will improvise some variation depending on what we encounter.
There are multiple options to go there. There is a bus stop next to the Bezorkercentrum (Bus 81), and a train station (Overveen) is at a walking distance (20-30 minutes). Additionally, there is a parking for car users: From the Bezoekerscentrum, it is the other side of the N200 road. It is a paying parking. There is a non-paying parking quite close, near a kind of sport center. From there, you can access the Café from the back by foot (About 300m).
You can also download a brochure in English:
I will be travelling by car. I can pick up to three people from Leiden Station. Let me know if you need a ride.
And finally, if the evening before, the weather forecast predicts horrid skies, I will send a cancelling or postponing note to everybody.
Oh, and to remove any doubt: The access to the park is free. Just keep a few Euros in your pocket if you want to enjoy some food after the walk.
PS: Check the photos of the previous outings our group enjoyed in this park.
Wild Life Hike (Zuid-Kennemerland National Park) - Episode 2 and 3