Cycle route Over the Peelrandfracture to the Peel

(21.0 km)

In the middle of Deurne, just a few hundred meters from the Ossenbeemd, runs the Peelrandfracture, a geological fault from Roermond to Heesch, which owes its name to the Peel. The Peelrand Fault has a major impact on the Brabant landscape. For thousands of years, it has influenced nature, the landscape and even the people who live there. However, few people know what the Peelrand Fault is or where it can be found.

The cycle route takes you from the Ossenbeemd over the Peelrand fracture to the “Verhev…

In the middle of Deurne, just a few hundred meters from the Ossenbeemd, runs the Peelrandfracture, a geological fault from Roermond to Heesch, which owes its name to the Peel. The Peelrand Fault has a major impact on the Brabant landscape. For thousands of years, it has influenced nature, the landscape and even the people who live there. However, few people know what the Peelrand Fault is or where it can be found.

The cycle route takes you from the Ossenbeemd over the Peelrand fracture to the “Verheven Peel”, as the nature reserves of Deurnese Peel and Mariapeel are also collectively called. De Verheven Peel is bordered on the west by the Peelrand Fault, which is virtually impenetrable to groundwater and therefore very important for the preservation of this extremely vulnerable nature reserve. Along the way you will be made aware of how the Peelrand Fault is visible in the landscape and how people through the ages have made use of the possibilities offered to them by the Peelrand Fault.

On the route you pass the Groot and Klein Kasteel and the Watermill of Deurne. You will cycle along the double row of trees, which marks the Peelrand fracture in the Heiakkerpark. Attention is drawn to the large boulders that could surface due to the location of the Peelrand fracture or to the location of the jug pipes, the first water pipe in Deurne.


Of course you are also pointed out the slight differences in height in the landscape and other characteristic phenomena on and around the fault. 

In the visitor center of the Ossenbeemd and at farm Bijzonder Brabants you can learn a lot more about the Peelrand. Back at the Ossenbeemd you can test your knowledge of the Peelrandfracture on the solar-energy-electric game 'What belongs to what?'

Sights on this route

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De Ossenbeemd

De Ossenbeemd
Haageind 31
5751BB Deurne
De Ossenbeemd
2

Haageind castle grounds

Kasteeldomein Haageind
Haageind 37
5751 BB Deurne
Haageind castle grounds
12 8 7 6 26 6 32 37
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Bijzonder Brabants

Bijzonder Brabants
Breemortelweg 21
5753 RH Deurne
Bijzonder Brabants
8
4

De Ossenbeemd

De Ossenbeemd
Haageind 31
5751BB Deurne
De Ossenbeemd

Directions

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De Ossenbeemd

De Ossenbeemd
Haageind 31
5751BB Deurne
De Ossenbeemd


- From the parking lot at the Ossenbeemd turn left towards junction 12
- towards junction 8
- towards junction 7
- towards junction 6
- towards junction 26
- back to junction 6
- towards junction 32
- towards junction 37
- NOTE: At the intersection with the Lupineweg no further towards 37, but straight on Zonnewende
- at the end of the road turn right (Snoertsebaan) then immediately left and left again (Zonnewende)
- turn left at the first paved road (Binnenweg)
- at the end of the road turn right ( Berkstedijk)
- turn right at the end (Liesselseweg)
- after about a kilometer take the 2nd paved road to the right (Breemortelweg)
- follow the road until junction 37
- go towards junction 08
- at the railway crossing go straight on
- past the mill turn right (Kulertseweg)
- past house number 11 turn left onto the cycle path (Heiakkerpad)
- follow the cycle path and cross a crossing road
- go at the three-fork turn left and immediately right
- at the playground equipment turn left at the fork in the Appeldijk (pond on the right)
- at the end of the cycle path turn left (Haageind)
- turn right to car park Ossenbeemd.

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De Ossenbeemd

De Ossenbeemd
Haageind 31
5751BB Deurne
De Ossenbeemd
12
8
7
6
26
6
32
37
8