Walk of Wisdom Ooijpolder, Yolanda van Diepen
Walk of Wisdom Ooijpolder, Yolanda van Diepen
Walk of Wisdom Ooijpolder, Yolanda van Diepen

On Saturday 28 September we will start with the third “Walk of Wisdom in a year around”: a series of guided silent walks in which we walk the Walk of Wisdom in ten stages in a year time. An average stage is between 12 and 16 kilometers. We walk in silence, and during the breaks there is room for exchange.

 

The dates are already known, always on the fourth Saturday of the month (see below). The guidance is always in different hands. The first walk goes from Nijmegen to Beek and is approximately 14 kilometers. The guidance is in the hands of Manja Bente, co-developer of the Walk of Wisdom, with Anja van Wegen, volunteer.

Note: The guidance is in Dutch, but with pleasure we do our best to translate where possible.

The start is at the special starting point: the face of Nijmegen – the Stevenskerk. This is also the end point of the entire series and the pilgrim route itself. So in the end you don’t get a step further, but that’s not the point of a pilgrimage anyway.

On Saturday 28 September we will start with the third “Walk of Wisdom in a year around”: a series of guided silent walks in which we walk the Walk of Wisdom in ten stages in a year time. An average stage is between 12 and 16 kilometers. We walk in silence, and during the breaks there is room for exchange.

The dates are already known, always on the fourth Saturday of the month (see below). The guidance is always in different hands. The first walk goes from Nijmegen to Beek and is approximately 14 kilometers. The guidance is in the hands of Manja Bente, co-developer of the Walk of Wisdom, with Anja van Wegen, volunteer.

Note: The guidance is in Dutch, but with pleasure we do our best to translate where possible.
The start is at the special starting point: the face of Nijmegen – the Stevenskerk. This is also the end point of the entire series and the pilgrim route itself. So in the end you don’t get a step further, but that’s not the point of a pilgrimage anyway.

How do you register?
You can sign up for a single walk or for the entire series. If you sign up for the entire series, you can order a starter package with discount, so that you are also registered as a pilgrim. In that case you will receive the route guide, pilgrim lace and pin with our symbol (more).
All options in a row:
Participation in a separate guided walk (€ 10).
Participation in the entire series (€ 50).
Participation in the entire series plus registration as a pilgrim with start package with our pin, pilgrim lace and route guide (€ 65 + € 3.95 postage).
Free participation for volunteers from the Walk of Wisdom or sponsors who donated more than € 50 this year.
There is room for a maximum of 25 participants! Register: link

Landscape contribution
Part of the inlay goes to the landscape on the route, probably to flower seeds for flowering verges or a pedestrian bench.

The first stage
On Saturday 28 September we will walk the first stage: from the Stevenskerk in Nijmegen to Beek. The walk is about 14 kilometers and goes into nature (the Ooijpolder) from the center of Nijmegen towards the moraine. There we end via the Elyzeese Velden into the village of Beek and we take the bus back to Nijmegen at around 4 pm / 4.30 pm (+ – 20 minutes).

Collecting: at 10.30 am in the Stevenskerk at the coffee table for coffee and tea. You don’t have to pay an entrance fee at the desk if you say you are coming for the Walk of Wisdom.

Along the way we pause at least twice, among other things to drink coffee at Oortjeshekken. Take your own bread and maybe something tasty to share if you like!

Walk of Wisdom door Jan Alers

  • Elyzeese Velden, Jan Alers

All data in a row

(1) Nijmegen – Beek, Saturday the 28th of September (2) Beek – Kranenburg, Saturday thh 26th of October (3) Kranenburg – Plasmolen, Saturday the 23rd of November (4) Plasmolen – Malden, Saturday the 25th of January (5) Malden – Nederasselt, Saturday the 22th of  Februari (6) Nederasselt – Ravenstein, Saturday the 28th of March (7) Ravenstein – Wijchen, Saturday the 25th of April (8) Wijchen – Afferden, Saturday the the 23rd of May (9) Afferden – Beuningen, Saturday the 27th of June (10) Beuningen – Nijmegen,  Saturday the 26th of September

Sign in: link (The guidance is in Dutch, but with pleasure we do our best to translate where possible.)

Let friendship heal what borders share  - Walk of Wisdom berg en dal
Let friendship heal what borders share- Walk of Wisdom berg en dal
“Let friendship heal what borders share. Border landmark, Walk of Wisdom, Berg en Dal.

Since recently pilgrims from Belgium can register for the Dutch Walk of Wisdom at the information point of the Compostela society in Mechelen without postage. When they register via the Dutch website, they only have to pay the Dutch postage rate and no longer the more expensive international rate. The Belgian pilgrim colleagues will then send the starter pack!

We are happy with this expansion: we think it is important that the journey is also accessible to people with modest financial means. Thanks to the Flemish Compostela Society, the financial threshold to walk the Walk of Wisdom Netherlands is now a lot lower.

The number of pilgrims from Belgium has been increasing steadily lately. They are exclusively from Flanders, which is probably due to the languages of our starter package: Dutch or English. We hope that a few of the Flemish pilgrims will become enthusiastic about the idea behind the trip. Who knows, someday a Walk of Wisdom Belgium will come from it.

It is our ambition to start a route in three other countries in Europe in the coming years, such as our own Walk of Wisdom around Nijmegen. We cannot do that ourselves: as a volunteer organization we want to stay small and simply lack the local knowledge to do something like that well anywhere else. But we can dream: a round of 125 to 150 kilometers through a beautiful area that has not yet been milked by tourism. In Belgium, preferably a round that crosses the language border as a gesture of fraternization!

Adress info point Mechelen: Frederik de Merodestraat 18, Mechelen. Open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More.

Photo border landmark “Let friendship heal what borders share”. (Laat vriendschap helen wat grenzen delen.) by Gerda (Pilgrim 2460). Foto grenspaal “Laat vriendschap helen wat grenzen delen”, door Gerda (pelgrim 2460). Meer.

With joy we donated €150,- for the Dutch conservation trust to maintain the Palland Valley. The valley is kept to demonstrate the original Dutch landschape with braided and wooded hedges. The trust campaigns for funds to restore this landscape. Our pilgrimage passes through the valley and we are glad to help our.

We donate €1,- for each pilgrim to the landschape on our pilgrimage.

Many thanks to our volunteers Stuart Harris and Daniëlle Slootjes who translated our routeguide. After months of work we were able to send the english edtion to the printer. We expect the guides mid June and hope to finish our website english ediiton by then to welcome from abroad!

De eerste Walk of Wisdom pelgrims vanover de oceaan

This morning, as the 2654th and 2655th pilgrim, Sam Sokolsky-Tifft from Massachusetts and Spencer Wilson from Georgia left tot a Walk of Wisdom. The two Americans were very interested in the journey – “good for our soul” – and will test a translation of the route guide by two of our volunteers. Thanks to Stuart Harris and Daniëlle Slootjes!