- Name Loop van de Drentsche Aa
- Length of trail 150 km, 93 miles
- Length in days 7 days
- Start of trail Assen
- End of trail Groningen
- Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk
De Loop van de Drentsche Aa, Assen - Groningen, 150 km
The Drentsche Aa is a small river running south - north through Drenthe. The river has a reputation to defend, because it has often been praised as the most beautiful stream of the country. The past decennia, streams like these have drawn much attention of nature conservationists, and the results after so many years are often surprising. Much of the dull chanalised water course has been turned into an attractive landscape reminding of the past (at least, we think the past looked like that). Of course, other parts remain boring, since the era of land consolidation has had a devastating outcome for nature and landscape.
The path is the work by the regional conservation organisation Het Drentse Landschap. It is marked. A topo guide is available.