Start: parking at the end of Fazantlaan, Maarheeze
This route takes you to the west side of the Weerterbos. You will also get to the watchtower of the Weerterbos, where you can see roe deer and red deer. You also pass the border church monument. Furthermore, you walk mainly through forests.
The forest area is situated on a sand ridge that runs in a southerly direction to the Weerter- and Budelerbergen Mountains.
Despite the name Hugterheide you mainly walk through forests. Coniferous forests were planted here to stop the drifting sand. There are still deciduous forests and manager Brabants Landschap switches to a summer oak-b birch forest. This is not only more varied for the walker, but also benefits the birds. Just think of the nuthatch, yellowhammer or black titmouse.
Walking time: approx. 1h05
Landscape: forest (deciduous/needle forest)
Detailed route information can be found in the brochure Grenspark Kempen-Broek Weerterbos and Hugterheide.