Death Valley De Peel cycling route in Someren

(40.0 km)

In 2019/2020, the Brabant Remembers activity program commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Brabant, in which De Peel has strongly profiled itself through a wide range of activities via the Death Valley De Peel project. 

The name Death Valley De Peel was first used by Joseph van der Heijden, resistance member and pilot helper from Someren-Eind. He spoke of the Peel Valley or the Valley of the Dead in his War Memories written in 1981. The second to refer to it was British war writer Patrick Delaforce. He called the Peel the valley of death in his book The Black Bull (2010), about the military operations of the 11th British Armored Division (the liberators of the Peel). 

One of the projects was the realization of thematic cycling routes in the Peel villages along all kinds of events from the Second World War.

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In 2019/2020, the Brabant Remembers activity program commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Brabant, in which De Peel has strongly profiled itself through a wide range of activities via the Death Valley De Peel project. 

The name Death Valley De Peel was first used by Joseph van der Heijden, resistance member and pilot helper from Someren-Eind. He spoke of the Peel Valley or the Valley of the Dead in his War Memories written in 1981. The second to refer to it was British war writer Patrick Delaforce. He called the Peel the valley of death in his book The Black Bull (2010), about the military operations of the 11th British Armored Division (the liberators of the Peel). 

One of the projects was the realization of thematic cycling routes in the Peel villages along all kinds of events from the Second World War.

Death Valley The Peel cycle route in Someren has a length of 40 km. Starting point at junction 80. (from Asten KNP 81 dir. 65 and then dir. 80) This cycle route runs as much as possible via junctions 40, 91, 20, 95, 96, 97, 98, 31, 33, 86, 66, 68, 67, 85, 84 and 80. Follow the additional directions to reach all memorials along the way. KNP=node, LA=left, RA=right. For the complete route description, click on "Description". The free brochure of this Death Valley De Peel cycle route with a map and description of all objects is available at the Tourist Information Point, De Meer 21a Someren, or click the button below; "View route in PDF"

Sights on this route

Starting point: Rotonde Witvrouwenbergweg/Provincialeweg Someren
Witvrouwenbergweg 13
5711CN Someren
80
1

Crucifix Battle near Sluis XI

Kanaaldijk-Noord 17
5711CS Someren
Crucifix Battle near Sluis XI
2

Memorial Kerkweg in Someren

Kerkweg
5711 PC Someren
Memorial Kerkweg in Someren
91
3

Memorial Frank Doucette te Lierop

Frank Doucettestraat
5715 AS Lierop
Memorial Frank Doucette te Lierop
4

Boulder on the Vaarsehoefweg in Lierop

Vaarsehoefweg 7
5715 RB Lierop
Boulder on the Vaarsehoefweg in Lierop
20
5

Hiding camp in the hamlet of Moorsel in Lierop

Moorsel
5715 PX Lierop
Hiding camp in the hamlet of Moorsel in Lierop
95 96 97 98 31 33 86
6

Wehrmacht house in Someren-Heide

Kerkendijk 90
5712EW Someren-Heide
Wehrmacht house in Someren-Heide
7

Monument Indiëgangers Someren-Heide

Kerkendijk 97
5712ET Someren-Heide
Monument Indiëgangers Someren-Heide
66
8

Maria-chappel in Someren-Heide

Kerkendijk 147
5712 RE Someren-Heide
Maria-chappel in Someren-Heide
68
9

Memorial stone Mayoral murder Asten and Someren 1944

Kanaaldijk Zuid
5712 SR Someren-Eind
Memorial stone Mayoral murder Asten and Someren 1944
67 85 84
10

Lambertuskerkhof Someren graves war victims

van Lieshoutstraat 59
5712XR Someren
Lambertuskerkhof Someren graves war victims
11

Memorial in Someren

Wilhelminaplein
5711 EK Someren
Memorial in Someren
12

Monument for Freedom in Someren

Speelheuvelplein
5711 AR Someren
Monument for Freedom in Someren
40
End point: Rotonde Witvrouwenbergweg/Provincialeweg
Witvrouwenbergweg 13
5711CN Someren
80
91
20
95
96
97
98
31
33
86
66
68
67
85
84
40

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