Take a stroll through the Hoge Berg nature reserve with sheep farmer Jan-Willem Bakker and then enjoy a delicious Texel barbecue at the sheep boet. In the middle of the country you can enjoy Texel lamb and other products from the farm and from the island. During the walk, Jan-Willem tells about the farm and the environment and how the sheep occupy him all year round. He also talks about Dapper, an initiative with which he works together with other farmers on Texel to make the landscape more sustainable and to promote biodiversity. And of course he and his team are your host at the barbecue. Dates: Thursday 14 July 2022 Thursday, August 4, 2022 Thursday 11 August 2022 Times: from 6 pm to 9 pm. Cost: € 45.00 for adults and € 15.00 for children (this includes three non-alcoholic drinks and donation for the landscape). Tickets are available, click on ‘Buy tickets’ to book or visit the store of VVV Texel.
Tickets via VVV, Hikes, and Culinair
This activity starts at the parking lot at the Texelse Bierbrouwerij (Texel Beer Brewery), Schilderweg 214 b, 1792 CK Oudeschild. From there you walk to the sheep farm at Schapenbedrijf De Waddel.
Because you will encounter sheep along the way, dogs can unfortunately not come along.
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At De Waddel cloche farm (from 1625) at the foot of the Hoge Berg, the farm shop and fresh and frozen vending machines sell raw milk sheep's cheese and real Texel lamb. feeding sheep All kinds of fun and educational activities are also organised, such as guided tours, tastings and knapsack tours. You can also go once with the farmer to feed the sheep. During the activities you can enjoy the sheep and the iconic landscape De Hoge Berg. This sloping area, with garden walls, gullies and sheep sheds, is the oldest part of Texel. Attention for landscape and animals At De Waddel they love this landscape and it is natural for them to take good care of it. They also work in a nature-inclusive way and as circular as possible. The sheep are outside all year round and the lambs are raised with their mothers. Some of the sheep are milked from May to October. They make sheep's cheese from the milk in the traditional way. De Waddel is a member of Slow Food, a worldwide organization that is committed to preserving traditional cuisine and a good, clean and fair food system. Would you like to spend an afternoon with the sheep farmer or take a walk with tasting on the Hoge Berg? Tickets for this are available via this website, view our agenda via 'What's on'.
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