This walking route across Brunssum Heath is many walks rolled into one. So, whether you're in the mood for cool pine forests, fragrant purple heather, silvery sand flats or sparkling springs and pools, you'll find them all in this vast area between Landgraaf, Heerlen and Brunssum.
Welcome to glorious South Limburg and especially to the municipalities of Brunssum and Heerlen. This Nature Preservation Society route takes you across the beautiful Brunssum Heath area. Thanks to geological activities in the past, Brunssum heath has become a multi-faceted nature reserve where forests, heaths, streams, marshes, farmland and sand flats mark out the landscape. At the heart of the heathland are the natural springs which are the source of the Rode Beek, where bog formation occurs. There are a few bogs, both on the moors and in the forests. This route can be tackled by following dark green aluminium bands affixed to black plastic posts. Parking is available at the Brunssum Heath Visitor Centre (Schaapskooiweg 99, Heerlen), where you can also enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. From the car park, walk past the Visitor Centre and you'll see the references to this route in dark green at the first path to the left on signpost number DG1. If you have any comments about the route, please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete walking map showing many dozens of other walking routes in this region can be easily ordered from www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl.
Don't forget to visit the Observatory on Brunssum Heath.
Updated: September 05, 2019
Best time of year
Please stay on the designated paths.
For this hike, we recommend waterproof hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Be sure to bring enough water and take a little food with you, and you’ll be all set!
Tips, hints and links
Walramplein 6, Postbus 820, 6300 AV Valkenburg aan de geul
T: 0031-(0)43-609 8500
Schaapskooiweg 99, Heerlen (113 m)
31U 709539 5645460
Schaapskooiweg 99, Heerlen
This route can be tackled by following dark green aluminium bands affixed to black plastic posts.
The route is accessible by public transport. For more information, see www.9292.nl.
To plan your trip by car, use our journey planner. Free parking is available near the starting point.
Free parking is available near the starting point.
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This route is denoted by code NM3 on the "Parkstad Limburg" tourist map. These tourist walking maps showing these and many dozens of other walking routes can be easily ordered online from www.webshop.visitzuidlimburg.nl. The maps cost €6.25 each.