Pieterpad Etappe 16: Braamt - Millingen
Includes a ferry crossing
Check ferry timetable.
Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.
September 16, 2020
From Braamt the path first starts to rise slightly and once in the forest you go up considerably against the flanks of the hills of the Bergherbos. This landscape has been pushed up by huge glaciers in the Ice Ages. A long walk, up and down through varied forest; beautiful paths, sometimes old smuggling roads. On the Hulzenberg you can view the forest and the surrounding area from a viewing tower. After the A12 motorway you walk almost unnoticed in Germany to Hoch Elten on the edge of the moraine. The view over the Rhine valley is magnificent on a clear day. The river valley here is called the Gelderse Poort. Now first a tough descent to the valley floor. At Spijk you walk on the dike next to the river with classic views. Through Tolkamer, a former river toll and customs village, the path takes you past activities that belong to a river; a shipyard, a refuge, a sand extraction lake - now a recreation area - next to a brick factory and clay pits with "new nature". Halfway along a quiet dike is the boarding point for the ferry to Millingen. You cross into the Netherlands below the major rivers.
September 19, 2020