Length — 414km, of which 65km walked.

Cleared heathland east of Elst

The Trekvogelpad has been devised to maximise engagement with the bird migration routes across the country: it starts at Bergen aan Zee, on the North Sea coast, and makes its way in a south-easterly direction via Amsterdam to Rhenen, where it turns eastwards as far as Enschede, near the German border. Different Dutch landscapes are crossed, from the flatlands of Noord Holland to the sandhills which separate Utrecht from Amersfoort, and on via the Rijn banks to the rolling farmland of the east.

In April 2018, I walked the section across the Utrechtse Heuvelrug over three days: my photos may give some idea of the landscape. I can heartily recommend a weekend walking from Baarn to Maarn (or Doorn), based in either Utrecht or Amersfoort.

The guide-book (in Dutch) is published by Wandelplatform-LAW (ISBN 9789491142093): the 2016 (fifth) edition seems to be running out of print in spring 2018. The path has its own website, hosted by Nivon. A copy of the book is invaluable, since it has the best maps and useful extra information (though for public transport, 9292 will always have the most up-to-date information).

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