De IJzeren Man and Weerterbergen
Between Weert and the Belgian border are several nature reserves, which are part of the cross-border park Kempen-Broek.Recreation area De IJzeren Man is located near Weert. It is named after a lake that originated there as a sand excavation for the Eindhoven - Weert railway line. With its dry forests and reflective fens, this area has natural beauty in abundance.
The IJzeren Man, the main gateway to the Kempen~Broek border park, has a very varied range of recreational facilities. You will find the starting points for a number of recreational routes, a sensory park, a natural camping site, a subtropical swimming pool, a water ski track, a climbing forest, a Nature and Environment Centre, an indoor and outdoor playground (Kinderpretland) and a children's farm. This makes the Iron Man area a perfect gateway from which to discover Kempen~Broek. And after all that discovery, you can relax in one of the surrounding restaurants.
The Weerter Bergen and Budeler Bergen consist of a continuous (coniferous) woodland area with a centrally located heathland and drifting sand area. The drifting dunes determine the view and create an attractive and undulating natural landscape. Many birds nest on the heath and drifting dunes.
The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.