Bike Touring Highlight
The Cyriasische Veld is a large dry heather area with a lot of shrub heather and local crow heather. Cattle and sheep walk around here from time to time, to maintain the heathland. The Cyriasic Field is rich in insects, including the dung beetle, which makes good use of the dung of the sheep. The beetles have an important function in the food chain on the heath. On the west side are some beautiful drifting dunes and the Leuvenumsebos starts to the north.
The Cyriasische Veld is named after the Amsterdam Cyriack family. This family owned the area. Later, the Cyriasic Field changed hands, but then kept the name. The field is also called Harrie Jakkes Field. Jakkes was a Christian field minister who held open-air services on the Cyriasic Field.
July 19, 2020
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