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Drents-Friese Wold National Park

Friesland/Drenthe  >  Netherlands

National park of more than 61 square kilometers. The Vledder Aa that crosses the forest is one of the oldest original brooks in the Netherlands.

Added by Hannah Driesse

Description

The Drents-Friese Wold is the second largest continuous forest area in the Netherlands. The national park has forests, sand drifts, fens, heather and marsh and stream valleys full of blooming flowers. In the soaked wetland area of Aekingerbroek you are at the origin of the Vledder Aa, which has recently been allowed to flow freely again. The variety in landscape types and the accompanying vegetation results in a varied animal world. This is particularly visible in the birds. Forest birds, meadow birds and marsh birds are found next to each other at a short distance. The diverse landscape has many special birds like Red-backed Shrike, Woodcock, Wryneck, Eurasian Nightjar, Corn Crake and Wood Lark.

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Nederlands:  Na de Hoge Veluwe is het Drents-Friese Wold het grootste aaneengesloten bosgebied van Nederland. Dit nationale park heeft bos, zandverstuivingen, vennen, heide en moeras en beekdalen vol bloeiende bloemen. In het kletsnatte moerasgebied Aekingerbroek sta je aan de oorsprong van de Vledder Aa, die sinds kort weer vrijuit mag stromen. De afwisseling in landschapstypen en de bijbehorende plantengroei, heeft een gevarieerde dierenwereld tot gevolg. Vooral bij de vogels is dat goed te zien. Op korte afstand worden bosvogels, weidevogels en moerasvogels naast elkaar aangetroffen.

Details

Access

There are two visitor centers, various parking spaces and numerous walks possible. There is also a viewing tower in the area. De walking route you see on the map is 9 km.

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Nederlands: Er zijn twee bezoekerscentra, diverse parkeerplaatsen en talloze wandelingen mogelijk. Er is ook een uitkijktoren in het gebied. De wandelroute op de kaart is 9 km. Maar er zijn ook kortere of langere wandelingen mogelijk.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Moors/heathland, Wetland

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Dry

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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