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Nieuwe natuur in het oude beekdal van de Holmers

To the northwest of Elp lie the old meadows of De Holmers. This is the southernmost stretch of the flood plain of the Drentsche Aa river. Until a few years ago De Holmers consisted of potato fields and meadows. The uppermost part of the Amerdiep had been regulated to create a straight ditch through the meadows.

A diverse area

As part of a large nature restoration project a few years ago, the top layer of soil was removed and most of the ditches were filled in. From the lookout tower at the Halkenbroek you can see that it has taken just a few years to transform De Holmers into a very diverse nature area. The largest part is covered with Soft Rush and Alders. Here and there are substantial marshy woods with many Alders. There are also large areas where only moss will grow. In the Halkenbroek a new pond has turned into a rich birding area. A hiking trail will take you from te parking area to the lookout tower.

Location data

Lookout Tower

Coordinates: 52°53’52.4″N 6°37’38.2″E

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