In the 10th century AD, St. Odulphus came to Friesland to christianize the people. He founded churches and monasteries, started cultivating the land and, by doing
so, created the landscape as it is today. The 260-kilometre St. Odulphuspath, comprising 15 stages, shows his legacy. You will walk under ever-changing skies,
past the ruins of monasteries, vast meadows and beautiful lakes. Two walking tours (camini), one around Sloten and one around Workum, have exclusively been
made for Leeuwarden-Fryslan 2018 and legacy, the Cultural Capital of Europe. These walks show you the gems of the St. Odulphuspath.
Sloten - Lauden (Morning prayer)
This walk shows the most beautiful parts of the St. Odulphuspath. It goes through Sloten, a small fortified city with an ancient history, and the fields around the city.
Start and end: Lindengracht 17, Sloten (13 kilometers)
Walk this most beautiful part of the St. Odulphuspath with the free RoutAbel app. You'll learn more about nature, culture and history of this area. You get tips where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice lunch. Or follow the signed nodes of the walking network.
Download flyer of gem Sloten (pdf 10mb ) Use flyer only for walking-card!
Workum - Vespers (Evening prayer)
This walk shows you the most beautiful spots the St. Odulphuspath has to offer. This is where the St. Ursula convent was once situated, an outbuilding of the mighty St. Odulphus monastery in Stavoren. You read about the Zuiderzee which often flooded the surrounding area and made life tough and hardened the inhabitants. You walk through the wide Frisian landscape which still offers a lot of space to the meadow birds.
Start and end: Merk 4, Workum (13 kilometers)
Walk this most beautiful part of the St. Odulphuspath with the RoutAbel app. You'll learn more about nature, culture and history of this area. You get tips where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice lunch. Or follow the signed nodes of the walking network.
Download flyer of gem Workum (pdf 10mb ) Use flyer only for walking-card!
This walks are easily accessible by public transport. For up-to-date travel information, Visit 9292
See, hear and experience more with the RoutAbel routes. The ‘Walk around Workum’ and 'Walk around Sloten' are available in the RoutAbel app that you can download in the app stores.
How to use RoutAbel app?
• Download the RoutAbel free in your app store
• Search and download route
Search for 'Workum-Vespers' or 'Sloten-Lauden' in 'Routabels nearby' or in 'view all' and 'Buy Route' or download route. The route will appear at ‘RoutAbels on device’
• Off you go!