Everywhere you go, you will find coloured posts that guide you through the woods, over heath and sand drifts. Why not take a walk with the forest ranger or a guide? You will come across unexpected places and hear fascinating stories! Definitely go to: the watchtowers in the Aekingerzand, Doldersummerveld, Fochteloërveen and the Belvedère.
Lovely routes are a.o:
The Ice route (5 km, blue arrows), here you will find landscapes that owe their existence to the ice ages. The War Route (8.3 km, green arrows), the Second World War has radically changed the landscape of the Holtingerveld. The route takes you past hangars, bomb craters, the flight strip of the Great Runway and over various rolling tracks.
The Dwingelderveld National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in our country. Varied woods, open areas with heath and shifting sands, and wet parts where peat moss grows, alternate with each other. A wonderful destination for a varied autumn walk! The area, originally used for agriculture resulting in overgrazing and drifting sand, has been planted with trees since the beginning of the 20th century to tame the moving sand.
This is a long and varied route with quite a lot of nature and here and there some cultural history. The route crosses three traffic arteries running from north to south: the A28 from 1971, the railway to Assen and Groningen built by the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen around 1870 and the Linthorst Homanaal from 1927.1927.
From the car park of the former Kamp Westerbork you can walk an educational trail. The walking route goes through the Hooghalen forest area, past the former Kamp Westerbork, Hingsteveen and the radio observatory. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours.