Nature Trail High and Low
In Dutch: Natuurpad Hoog en Laag
A short walk around Castle Doorwerth on roads and forest trails. Within 30 minutes you walk through the woods over the moraine and you can regularly enjoy the view over the floodplains.
Length: 2.1 kilometers
Setting: Dykes, forest
Roads: Forest paths, vowels and asphalt
Starting point: Kasteel Doorwerth
Parking: Free at Kasteel Doorwerth
Instructions: Follow white arrows on red plane. (read detailed description for more details)
Detailed description of Nature Trail High and Low
On 1 January 2018 this path was taken by a family, including a child of 7 years.
The instructions of the Gelders Landschap were given to follow the white arrows on a red background. Because I know the area a bit, I walked the route without seeing the red arrows at any moment. Despite the absence of these conductors, the route is simple enough to follow with the instructions below.
Around the castle on the dike
From the parking lot you can walk around the castle on the dike.
From the dike you can see the stream that now fills the canal of the Castle.
At the end of the dike there is a pool. Walk around this counter clockwise.
Now walk up the moraine via this sandy path. Follow this path, at some point it will make a turn to the left.
The path will lead you past the old ice cellar of Doorwerth castle. Presently this houses bats.
View over the floodplains
The path continues along the moraine along the flood plains.
Climb the moraine
At the paved path, turn right and continue up the moraine.
After hundred meters take the first unpaved path to the left.
If you keep following the poles of the “klompenpad” you will reach the observation tower. From here you can look as far as Nijmegen and Germany.
Descend the moraine
If you have been to the lookout tower you have to walk back a bit to follow the path to the right down the morraine.
Back on the paved road
On the paved road, turn left and then immediately right. You are now walking on the dike around the Castle again. Follow this until you are back at the parking lot of the castle.