The area

The ‘Laurabossen’ hiking area is located in Weert between the ‘Kruispeel’ nature reserve and the Belgian border. Here, you'll find real sand dunes with characteristic trees and remnants of former vast heathland plains. Heather alternates with purple moor grass, wavy hairgrass and blackberry. There are currently many coarse pines but it is the intention that they gradually disappear and make way for a varied deciduous forest. The Scottish Highlanders help ensure that the heath is not fully covered with trees. They also want to create more heathland. This is good for the nightjar, a rare species that has been breeding in the ‘Laurabossen’ for several years.


You can walk the short green loop or if you prefer to stay longer in nature, you can take the blue trail along the military training area. The routes with all the information can be found on the walking map 'IJzeren Man’ and ‘Laurabossen'.

Accessibility and parking

Parking is possible at the Lozerweg along the canal.