Big, really big!
Diverse, wide-ranged & of exceptional importance
Enjoy De Groote Heide at its best: Outside! De Groote Heide is a sum of many smaller nature areas, each of them with their own unique qualities, charms and possibilities. These areas are mutually connected by an excellent network of cycling and hiking paths. In between you'll find a beautiful countryside. And don't forget: the water! Dozens of small lakes are sprinkled throughout the area. And from the south many streams and brooks lazily make their way north, assembling in the river Dommel near Eindhoven.
“ De Groote Heide is a diverse and wide-ranged nature area of exceptional value. ”Jos Tielen
Stretching from Hamont-Achel and Pelt (BE) to the green outskirts of Eindhoven (NL) lies a diverse and wide-ranged frontier nautre area of exceptional value. Its unique biodiversity, the variety of smaller nature areas and the ever-present heaths and streams make De Groote Heide a magical place.
It is easy to wander alone through this huge area without being disturbed. Explore the area in different ways, every day, every season... discover your new experience on the website.
The six municipalities of Cranendonck (NL), Heeze-Leende(NL), Eindhoven(NL), Hamont-Achel(BE), Pelt(BE) and Valkenswaard(NL)) have joined forces to treasure 'their' natural beauty and increase the awareness of the nature in our own municipalities together.