Visit of the Wijers , LAND OF 1001 PONDS.
An unique water landscape in the heart of Limburg. The ‘Wijers' is an area of outstanding beauty, even on an European scale. In fact, it is so important that large parts of it have been included in the Natura 2000 network. Immerse yourself in the land of 1001 ponds.
The Wijers is a region where the real nature lover is at home. The ponds – we call them the ‘Wijers’ - are a paradise for many rare waterplants and animals (Eurasian bittern and tree frog ). They form a breath-taking backdrop for hikers alike.
We'll do 6 km ( 4 miles) trail during 3 hours, starting at the Heidestrand Carpark. Easy level. I will tell you about the history of the landscape, the culture in the surroundings and the beauty of the ponds.
Amazing panorama from the look-out tower and the bird-watching view houses over the water-reserve. Get also a glimps from the fish farming with the water birds. Enjoy the Dragonflies and damselflies, the Water bugst, the Reed and bog birds, the Common redshank, the Little ringed plover, the great crested grebe and the northern pintail. Mid-walk we'll stop at the Pelgrim's Chapel, ending up for a drink at the campersite Heidestrand.