Park 1: Sallandse Heuvelrug

By travelleranto on 2013.10.13 In Uncategorized

Last weekend I visited the first park of my 20 Parks Challenge! The Sallandse Heuvelrug is about one hour driving north of where I live and I had been there a couple of times before. Our fave place to go wilderness camping is here, as they have a spot where it’s actually “allowed”. Not many know about it and it’s very secluded, so you don’t have to worry about being caught…

It was a gloomy day and I was a bit sad at first that the landscapes didn’t present themselves to me in their best way but luckily after about an hour of hiking the sun appeared bit by bit. It never got very sunny but good enough to take some nice pictures.

The first part of the walk I planned on doing took me through a forest. Some leaves were coloring already but most of them were still green, fall seems to be late this year. However I came along lots of beautiful mushrooms, the red ones with white dots proved to be extremely photogenic and I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them.

After the forest came the open fields, filled up with heath, sand and a lonely tree. Almost no other people, just me and my pack. I had a very quiet time, I loved this park. Enjoy the pictures!

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  1. 28summits wrote:

    Great new challenge. Like the Pictures and am looking forward to the different faces of Dutch National Parks!

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My name is Antonette (Anto) and I’m a 30-something outdoor fan living in The Netherlands. Traveling is my passion (hence the username travelleranto) and I like to spend my journeys the active way, mostly by hiking and camping.

If I’m not on the way, I work as a product manager for a Dutch tour operator specialized in natural destinations, such as Alaska, Argentina and Iceland. When not in the outdoors or behind an office desk, I enjoy writing (for my own site but also some Dutch websites), photography and reading.

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