Due to the enthusiastic reactions of our last dune walk we are organising this walk once again, this time with winter still all around us. This time HPC member Bian Hill, will guide us to the best photography spots of this area. As a fanatical nature photographer, Brian is very familair with this area.
Located to the south of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen make up a nature reserve that also helps supply drinking water for Amsterdam. The name of the nature reserve, Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, roughly translates as ‘Amsterdam water supply dunes’. A labyrinth of channels and gullies in the dunes serves to supply water intended for water abstraction.
The variety of dunes also means a rich diversity of plants and animals. You can spot red deer, roe deer, foxes and rabbits between the trees, ponds and grasslands. This is also a great place for birdwatchers, as the area draws thousands of (water) birds. A few years ago sheep and cows were set loose to graze in the dunes.
In September and October deer rule the dunes of the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. During the rut, the mating season that is in full swing these months, you can hear the many male deer belling as a sign that they are ready to battle other males. Of course this macho behaviour only serves one purpose: to win the hearts of the ladies!
We will walk through the park into the dunes, hopefully we will see a lot of deers on the way and if we are lucky perhaps foxes.
** please note **
The weather forcast predicts weather around 0 degrees, please keep in mind that we will be walking outside for a couple of hours, dress accordingly!
** place of meeting **
De Oranjekom – Bezoekerscentrum Amsterdamse waterleidingduinen
** accessability **
The visitorscentre can be reached by foot, via the entrance “de Oase” in Vogelenzang. There is plenty space to park;
Address: 1e Leijweg 6, 2114 BH Vogelenzang,
Bus: From station Heemstede-Aerdenhout Connexion lijn 90 direction Noordwijk, busstop waterleiding.
***Limited number of attendees not to disturb the animals***
Limited number of attendees not to disturb the animals.