Nature walk: Schaopsdrift and schouwpad

Walking/hiking routes

Length: 7.3 km. The sheep companies run like a thread through the history of Venray. These memories of history are kept alive in Merselo.

Take a walk with a shepherd and his flock of sheep through beautiful Merselo and learn all about the working methods of the Schaapscompagnies. Of course, you can also walk this route using the walking junctions. 

Start at the Nooitgedacht windmill and experience the working methods of the sheep farmers. Follow the hiking junctions 1, 48, 51, 49, 40, 41, 42, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 27, 26, 4, 3, 2 and return to 1. 

During the walk you will see many different natural elements, beautiful flora and fauna. There is little traffic on the trail, making it accessible to many hikers. After a wet spell, the section between nodes 30, 31 and 32 may be muddy. 

For more information about this walk, please visit

Parking: Parking Molen Nooitgedacht Windmill 

Practical information

Nature walk: Schaopsdrift and schouwpad

Grootdorp 95
5815 AN
Route: 5-10 km.
Numbered junction network route
Route from A to A


De afstanden genoemd in onderstaande tegels zijn de afstanden vanaf de bovenstaande locatie.

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