Knapsack tour on De Hoge Berg

Walk through the old land of Texel, get acquainted with the rich history of the Hoge Berg area and enjoy products from sheep farm De Waddel. With a backpack full of Waddel delicacies, you walk through the rolling landscape on and around the iconic Hoge Berg, the oldest place on Texel. This area is not only known for the sheep, garden walls and sheep fines, but also for the Georgian cemetery, 't Doolhof grove and De Zandkuil insect reserve. You walk largely on unpaved paths and in some places through the meadows. There is a longer (5.3 km) and a shorter (3.3 km) walk. You will receive routes with extensive information about the area. Children are given a treasure hunt. Along the way you eat a lunch with products from De Waddel. At this sheep farm, nature-inclusive and circular work is done as much as possible, with respect and attention for people, animals, nature and the environment. Opening hours: on Monday to Saturday from 12 am you can take the knapsack tour. Costs: adult € 17.50 and children up to and including 12 years € 7.50. You can make a reservation by sending a message to Marjon Bakker: +31628108651. You can also contact her with questions / wishes.

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Location

Start at the farm shop of Schapenbedrijf De Waddel. Westergeest 4, 1791 LJ Den Burg. You walk on and around the Hoge Berg, largely on unpaved paths and in some places through the meadows.


Important to know

It is convenient to wear boots. Dogs are only allowed on the short walk. Do you want to come with a larger group? Do you have questions or special dietary requirements? Send a message to Marjon Bakker: +31628108651.


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Schapenbedrijf De Waddel

Schapenbedrijf De Waddel

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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