Past Meetup

Go to National Park the Loonse en Drunense duinen

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Herberg de Drie Linden

Giersbergen 8 · 5151 RG Drunen

How to find us

we will gather in front of Herberg "De drie LInden"

Location image of event venue

Details

We will go for a nice hike in the forest and over the dunes

together with the Brabant Adventurers

The National Park Loon and Drunen Dunes is one of the largest and most scenic areas of the Netherlands. Here you can wander endlessly in the 'Sahara Brabant "and hiking through woods .. Discover a badger track and stand face to face with deer and birds of prey. here you can enjoy nature in all seasons. look at: badgers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIQz0eET2Co)badgers

we are going to make a hike of about at least 10 - 12 kilometersand afterwards we will drinks something together

History: The Loon and Drunen Dunes is one of the most extensive shifting sands of Western Europe. This' Brabant Sahara "has thirty square kilometers living driftsand. That sand is deposited by polar winds in the last ice age. For centuries it was covered by primeval forest. Until local people in the Middle Ages, firewood and farmland needed. In the fourteenth century were peasants their cattle graze on the moor so the land became exhausted and the wind blew then increasingly open sands. The advance of the driftsand is stopped by the planting of conifers.

for an impression watch this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqChsRYNqV4) watch this it is a Communication Film about restoring the shifting sands in the Loon and Drunen dunes, ( it is in the Dutch language but it gives an impression)

Preferable you go there by car . If you have a car, arrange to take others with you and share the costs of the fuel

If there are not enough cars available it's also possible to reach it by public transport you can reach it by public transport : Train to 's-Hertogenbosch, from there you take the bus nr 136 direction Waalwijk. Get of the bus at Drunen "De Werf" from there you walk 3,3 km to the starting point.