Nature gateways & area entrances

Nature gateways and area entrances are ideal locations to start a cycling or hiking trip through the overwhelming nature of De Groote Heide. There is always an hospitality establishment there, as well as ample parking and information about the area and its nature and routes. Cycling and hiking routes either start, end or pass through these places.

A number of locations in North Brabant have been designated as official nature gateways. The Brabant Nature Gateways network is an initiative of the provincial government of North Brabant. Other area entrances are often just as attractive and convenient as these nature gateways, but are not officially part of the province's network. To avoid any confusion we simply call them area entrances!