Pieterpad Etappe 18: Groesbeek - Gennep
Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.
September 16, 2020
You leave Groesbeek through the forest of the Wolfsberg. Where the Pieterpad leaves the forest, you look out over flat fields. Many gliders, "gliders" with allied soldiers landed here during WWII. A model of it is slightly off the route. Between the fields you reach the beautiful Zevendal. It is wonderful to walk. Then the path climbs up hills again, through the varied forest from the Sint Jansberg to the Sint Maartenshoeve; there you have a great view. After this, the path descends along a ravine and a few ponds to the base of the hills; this is already the province of Limburg. In front of you is the river plain of a former river valley of the Rhine, now the Niers. Beyond Milsbeek you cross the Niers, near the place where it flows into the Maas. Between Niers and Maas you reach the nice center of Gennep through the back door.
September 19, 2020