Groote Peel National Park

Hiking in De Groote Peel National Park

Hiking in De Groote Peel National Park


Heathland where formerly peat was cut

Ospel - A Palus was a large, dangerous and inaccessible swamp in Roman times. The Groote Peel region emerged as the water between the sand ridges stood still and dead plants left an unstable layer on top behind; Moss grows on the top, but dies at the bottom. In some places the layer of peat is up to six meters thick.


Today De Groote Peel is no longer a swamp. In some parts of the National Park the peat has been extracted, but in other parts of the bird-rich area the boggy ground is still virtually impassable.
To keep your feet dry you can walk over 'bat brigdges' and make beautiful walks through the national park.

Ospel trips in the area

    Adress and visitor information

    Groote Peel National Park

    Address: Moostdijk 15
    Postal code and City: 6035 RB  Ospel
    Province/Region: Limburg
    Web: Netionaal Park De Groote Peel

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 2,5 hours.
    The above address is the visitor centre.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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