Pieterpad Etappe 15: Zelhem - Braamt
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.
September 16, 2020
Zelhem is a real country town, everything you need is there. Beyond the factory where milk is processed, you walk through an environment that is strongly focused on dairy farming. This is the farmland of this time with meadows, farms spread out and seas from corn to hamlet IJzevoorde next to Landgoed Slangenburg. The path runs along the moat of the imposing castle and then through a surprisingly narrow avenue with curves and tall tall oak trees. At the edge of the estate, the route leads to the underpass of the A18 motorway. After crossing the neighborhood railway, the path descends into the valley of the Oude IJssel. This is an old bed of the Rhine. You cross the river itself at a lock-with-weir complex, next to a water treatment plant. On mainly paved country roads you walk to Braamt at the foot of the hills of Montferland.
September 19, 2020