- Name Graafschapspad (SP8)
- Length of trail 116 km, 72 miles
- Length in days 6 days
- Start of trail Zutphen
- End of trail Zutphen
- Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk
Graafschapspad, SP8: Circular Trail, 116 km, divided into 4-6 day hikes.
If you want to go east, but not too far from the urban centres of the country, this trail is a fine suggestion. The ‘Graafschap' is a region to the east of the river IJssel. It owes much of its historical development to its position between the towns of Holland and the German hinterland. This brought trade and resulted in attractive towns like Zutphen. In addition to being a trade route, traditionally the area was also attractive for the rich to build their country houses and estates. Social inequality is not a thing of the past, but present day walkers are free to enjoy its contribution to the countryside.
Also known as the Regional Path RP 8, the Graafschapspad is a circular trail around the town of Vorden in the province of Gelderland. Both Zutphen and Doesburg are convenient starting points. (DB)
- dirkpieter April 2008
- Rate 7
- Positive Relaxt and often beautiful area's were you walk though...
- Henk Nouws May 2007
- Rate 7
- Positive A change to walk along the River IJssel, imo the most beautiful river of the Netherlands. Fine forests.