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Pieterpad Etappe 5: Rolde - Schoonloo

Pieterpad Etappe 5: Rolde - Schoonloo

11.1 mi
2.4 mph
200 ft
175 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
73 yd

Hunebed D17

Hiking Highlight

3.90 mi

Verrassend zandpad

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

4.94 mi

Boswachterij Gieten

Hiking Highlight

11.1 mi


Hiking Path: 2.98 mi
Path: 5.78 mi
Footpath: 0.91 mi
Street: 183 yd
Road: 1.36 mi


Natural: 1.55 mi
Unpaved: 6.90 mi
Gravel: 128 yd
Paved: 1.39 mi
Asphalt: 0.99 mi
Unknown: 393 yd

Weather Forecast

Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.

September 16, 2020


  • Pauline van der Waal

    It is time for the fifth stage of the Pieterpad. You start in the village of Rolde, practically next to the church. From here you first follow a part of the former railway line. Despite the fact that the rails were largely removed in 1977, you can still recognize the route of the track in the landscape.A little further you walk into the stream valley of the Drentsche Aa. The stream runs a total of about 28 kilometers through Groningen and Drenthe and is considered the only stream in the Netherlands that has largely retained its original natural course.The part of the Aa is called the Anderse Diep here. You see endless meadows around you where large herds of cows graze. A little further, the grassland turns into vast forests and you walk in the beautiful greenery. These forests have been planted on the heathlands that were originally here. You regularly come across an old swampy heather along the way. Sheep graze on patches of heather along the way to ensure that the area remains open and does not turn into forest. During this walk you will also come across dolmens, typical of Drenthe for visitors.The fifth stage of the Pieterpad ends in the tiny village of Schoonloo. The village is surrounded by three different forests.Do you want to stay overnight? Book your accommodation in advance, as the offer is limited.

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    • September 17, 2020

Pauline van der Waal

Pieterpad Etappe 5: Rolde - Schoonloo