Friese Kustpad

Description

  1. Name Friese Kustpad (LAW5-4)
  2. Length of trail 131 km, 81 miles
  3. Length in days 7 days
  4. Start of trail Stavoren
  5. End of trail Lauwersoog
  6. Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk

Friese Kustpad

Friese Kustpad, LAW 5-4: Stavoren - Lauwersoog, 131 km

The Frisians cultivate an image of stubborn, independent minded people. They have their own breed of horses, strong, big and black. They have their own language, largely incomprehensible to the rest of the Dutch population. And they have a long coastline. The southern part of the Frisian coast was cut of from the Northsea by the construction of the Afsluitdijk in 1932. This trail bring you to a series of small towns along the coast wich used to prosper because of their relation to the sea. These days prosperity is linked more to tourism. The northern part of the coast is still connected to the open water of the Wadden sea, a unique landscape wich recently was added to the World Heritage list. So there is a lot of seascape to admire. The landscape on the other side of the dikes retains much of its traditional character. Even if farmers have started to use wind turbines as an additional source of income, and some keep their cattle inside on a permanent basis, on summer days the famous Frisian cows can still be seen grazing the green, green meadows. (DB)

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Nederlands Kustpad deel 3
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 00 (Afsluitdijk - Zurich), 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 01 (Stavoren-Workum), 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 02 (Workum-Makkum), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03 (Makkum-Harlingen), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03b (Zurich - Harlingen), 9.7km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 04 (Harlingen - Oosterbierum), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 05 (Oosterbierum - Sint Jacobiparochie), 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 06 (Sint Jacobiparochie - Ferwert), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 07 (Ferwert - Ternaard), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 08 (Ternaard - Lauwersoog), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 09 (Lauwersoog - Niekerk), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10 (Niekerk - Baflo), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 11 (Baflo - Doodstil), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 12 (Doodstil - Appingedam), 24km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 13 (Appingedam - Termunterzijl), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 14 (Termunterzijl - Kostverloren), 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 15 (Kostverloren - Bad Nieuweschans), 9.6km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10A1 (Leens - Kaakhorn), 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10A2 (Kaakhorn - Uithuizen), 22km

Opinions

Rate 7.0 | 2 votes | No 18. in Netherlands
  • Henk Nouws February 2009
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Old villages and churches. The sea.
  • Negative Roads.
  • Traildino March 2009
  • Rate 7
  • Positive There is a lot to see, all sorts of small things, small houses, empty villages. The shifting patterns of pasture and farmland. And a lot of sea, gulls, geese, sheep.
  • Negative Often, the trail uses roads. It's almost impossible to avoid roads. Landowners don't - as a rule - allow you on their land, so the path must take the public road, and this road is asphalted.
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Friese Kustpad LAW5 4

Hike Reports

  • Hike a dike, Traildino!

  • Traildino March 2009
  • Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, is a flat and open country. Meadows, scattered farms, ancient villages, and the sea. Walking on a dike you stick out high above this land and the sea and you will enjoy great views. The Friese Kustpad - ...
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