Pieterpad Etappe 20: Vierlingsbeek - Swolgen
Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.
September 16, 2020
The Pieterpad remains west of the Maas until Grubbenvorst. The river formed the landscape. After Vierlingsbeek the route follows the Molenbeek, a former Maas bed.After the hamlet of Holthees, the provincial border with Limburg is at Smakt. This is a well-known pilgrimage site around the Saint Joseph Chapel. The path then runs alongside the north-south railway line and bends into the nature of the Boschhuizerbergen with a large population of juniper berries. This reserve is adjacent to Landgoed Geysteren with a water mill and the Sint Willibrordus chapel. Then the path again follows an old Maas bed to Wanssum, a "harbor town" with container transhipment on the Maas.After this, villages string together from Meerlo along the Grote Molenbeek to Tienray. Through the forest you reach Swolgen, where peace prevails.
September 19, 2020