Landgoed de Utrecht, De Flaes and Goorven

Noord-Brabant (de Kempen)  >  Netherlands

Estate with beautiful old brook valley, deciduous forest and two large fens with adjacent moors.


The estate owes its name to the former life insurance company De Utrecht. From 1898, the company mined the vast moors on a large scale. In the end, the heathland was converted into 1800 hectares of forest and 600 hectares of agricultural land, while an additional 400 hectares of nature reserve continued to exist. Important nature areas on the estate include the valley of the Reusel brook, which meanders here. This area is called De Hertgang. Here is also the hamlet Dun, where the tavern De Bockenreijder is located.

Mispeleindse Heide is also an important nature reserve. Here lie large fens such as De Flaes, the Kleine Flaes and the Goor. They are surrounded by moist heather area. The estate has more than 130 species of breeding birds, such as: Common Kingfisher, Great Cormorant, Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed PloverMiddle Spotted Woodpecker and Hawfinch.



Nice walk (6 km) from cafe restaurant De Bockenreyder with large parking lot (see the P on the map).

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Moors/heathland, River, Lake


Flat, Dry, Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Spring migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



Birdingplaces Near

Landschotse heide

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Top 5 birds

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