Nature in Geldrop-Mierlo
Geldrop-Mierlo is rich in colourful forests in the fall and beautiful purple heathers in August. But the nature in and around Geldrop-Mierlo can be surprising and beautiful all year round. We have already put together the most beautiful places for you.
The Strabrechtse Heide is a wide and colourful nature reserve of approximately 1500 hectares, located in the municipalities of Heeze-Leende, Someren and Geldrop-Mierlo. It is truly one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Brabant. The moment you walk into the heath, you cannot help but hold your breath: you’ll want a moment of quiet to appreciate it all.
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Sang en Goorkens
The Sang en Goorkens is an extensive nature reserve in Mierlo, in total about 122 hectares. The Sang is a scientific forest reserve of approximately 15 hectare. It is not managed and it is not cut down because it is a very old alder forest that existed before 1800.
Dal van de Kleine Dommel
If you like walking and surprisingly beautiful views by the water, then a walk through the Dal van de Kleine Dommel in Geldrop should definitely be on your bucket list. It is known as one of the most beautiful stream landscapes in Brabant.
South of the Strabrechtse Heide, towards Weert in Limburg, is the Somerense Heide. A colourful walking and cycling area with various pools, such as the Beuven and the Keelven.
What do Vincent van Gogh, A.F.Th van der Heijden and the Venus van Mierlo have to do with each other? Were the woods of Geldrop-Mierlo haunted? Experience Geldrop-Mierlo on foot or by bicycle and find the answers to all these questions.
Cycling in Geldrop-Mierlo
Geldrop-Mierlo is the perfect place for a cycle. For example, cycle past the herds of sheep on the Strabrechtse Heide or choose one of the other routes. History, nature, town, countryside, and cozy stopping places for a drink are seamlessly woven together.
Walking and Hiking in Geldrop-Mierlo
Geldrop-Mierlo lies within a magnificent region perfect for walking. Walk along the colourful scenery or through the cosy town. You can choose to walk a few kilometres through the woods or on the Molenheide choose to have a longer hike over the Strabrechtse Heide.
Do you have difficulty walking? There are routes in the wooded area where you can relax. There are two wheelchair paths especially for the disabled. Hiking in Geldrop-Mierlo? A must on a hiker's list.
In addition to the various walking and cycling routes, you can also visit the beautiful Geldrop Castle Estate. Stroll and admire the English Landscape Garden, Flower Garden and Sensory Garden.
Discover Geldrop Castle Estate
You can find Geldrop Castle in the middle of Geldrop’s town centre surrounded by a magnificent English landscape garden. “Kasteel Geldrop”, as it is called by the Dutch, was built in 1350 by knight Philips the First of Geldrop, of whom little else is known. You will also find the petting zoo, sensory garden and flower garden on the castle estate. But before you leave, be sure to treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the Kasteelhoeve restaurant.Visit Geldrop Castle