Hiking trip: Action at the windmills

Action at the windmills
Stad
6035 AT
Ospel
Nederweert
Nederweert
Nederweert

Walking/hiking routes

Length: 16.6 km. The municipality of Nederweert has three windmills, Windlust, De Korenbloem, the St. Joseph Mill and a hydroelectric plant. During the walk, which can easily be split into two stages, you will see them all.

Explore the mills of Nederweert

The municipality of Nederweert is home to a vast outlying area, in which several Natura 2000 areas and the National Park De Groote Peel shine. Moreover, this area is characterized by the presence of several canals, including the Zuid-Willemsvaart, the Noordervaart and Kanaal Wessem - Nederweert. During a walk through this landscape, you will pass the Kanalenviersprong, a unique pearl of the Netherlands. Not to be missed is also the hydroelectric power plant at Roeven, built in 1923 by Rijkswaterstaat, which serves to light Lock 15 and the lock in the Noordervaart.

Starting point

If you choose to complete the entire route in one go, it is convenient to start in the center of Ospel or Nederweert. Both places offer ample free parking and have catering establishments where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a tasty snack. During the hike you will traverse mainly quiet roads leading through farmland.

Tribute

As you walk through the center of Nederweert, you will also pass the British Military Cemetery. This field of honor houses the graves of 363 brave soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. Each grave is marked by an identical white natural stone tombstone, which features an emblem of a bird with wings spread and a cross in relief.

Information

Want to learn more about the windmills in the area and their opening hours? Here is the necessary information:

  • Windlust on Roeven, Nederweert - A stone mountain mill from 1872, managed by miller Mr. P. Heldens. Address: Waatskamp 19, 6035 Ospel, telephone (0495) 625 065.
  • De Korenbloem at Korenbloemstraat, Ospel - A stone mountain mill from 1869, operated by miller Mr. G. van Winkel. Address: Korenbloemstraat 3, 6035 AX Ospel, telephone (0495) 633 079.
  • St. Josephmolen aan Kreijel, Ospel - This stone mountain mill with a round top cross dates from 1840 and is managed by miller Mr. H. Rooijakkers. Address: Buizerdstraat 2, 6035 GG Ospel, telephone (0495) 632 454.

The walk

  • Duration of the walk: 5 hours
  • Landscape: farming landscape and canals
  • Hilly terrain: no
  • Difficulty: easy
Properties
Route: 5-10 km.
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