Are you coming to see the lambs on the Hoge Berg? In the spring you can see them running around and jumping everywhere. Sheep have been grazing for centuries in the ancient, rolling icon landscape of the Hoge Berg. You can see that in the sheep fines and the many garden walls. The lamb walk also takes you past 't Doolhof forest and De Zandkuil insect reserve. Do you want to see more? The walk can easily be extended to the Georgian cemetery, the Wezenputten, and/or the Brakestein country estate. The Bakker family maintains the landscape on the Hoge Berg and works in a nature-inclusive way and as circular as possible. On the way (or at home) you can enjoy the piece of sheep cheese and sausage that you get from sheep farm De Waddel. The walk is 3.3 km and takes you mostly on unpaved paths. Boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. You will receive a route booklet with information about the area and De Waddel. There is also a longer route. Times: you can book the walk from 11 am on Monday to Saturday. Costs: € 12.50 per group (from 1 to 6 people). Please note: you book 1 ticket for the entire group! Would you rather have a lunch with farm products for the road? Do you want to come with more people? Send a message to Marjon Bakker to inquire about the possibilities: +31628108651. You can also contact her with questions. Tickets are available, click on 'Buy tickets' to book or visit the Texel Tourist Office.
Tickets via VVV, Nature, and Hikes
Start at the farm shop of Schapenbedrijf De Waddel. Westergeest 4, 1791 LJ Den Burg.
It is convenient to wear boots. Dogs are only allowed on the short walk. This activity is for one family/group (max. 5 people). 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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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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