Sunday, 5 March 2017

Some information about 'Sallandse Heuvelrug'

The past few months I have painted scenes from one of our Natural Reserves, the 'Sallandse Heuvelrug'. In the posts dedicated to those paintings i already gave some information about the history of the area.
As I did with the 'Naardermeer', I am now posting a map of the area.
This map is part of a brochure published by the organisations that share the stewardship over the area. The numbers 1, 2 and 3 indicate information centers owned by those organisations. At every information center are start points for several signposted walks, varying from two to sixteen kilometers in length. 

As it was winter we chose walks of five to ten kilometers. The days are short in winter and visitors are only allowed between sunrise and sunset, so we decided to do these walks instead of the longer ones. That is better in the summertime, when the days are much longer.

We started our walks from the point indicated with 1, the point indicated with 3, and the parking place that is indicated halfway between 1 and 2.
Most of the time we walked on the moors (colour purple) although all three walks started and ended in a piece of wood (colour green).
For people living in the west of our country, between the rivers, those moorlands are something special, so we like to visit them when we are on a short trip. I can imagine the people living in the area of the 'Sallandse Heuvelrug' are interested in visiting our flat lands, dikes, windmills and lots of water. 

If you like to see the paintings and drawings I made (and will make after today) you are welcome to visit my website: 

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