Near the Hoge Berg is a sheep farm called De Waddel, run by Jan-Willem Bakker and his family. On the sheep farm they milk the sheep, make sheep's cheese and breed sheep. Did you know that the sheep on petting zoo De Krim Natuuravontuur also come from sheep farm De Waddel?
Would you like to walk in the shoes of a sheep farmer? Then this is the ultimate activity for your family (max 5 pers.). You are expected around 15:30 to start the work meeting with a cup of coffee, after which you will go with the quad to the Hoge Berg. Once there, the farmer will tell you something about the surroundings and you will go out to feed the sheep, pigs and chickens. To finish off, you will (try to) milk the goats and of course you can taste this freshly pressed milk.
Sheep farm De Waddel now also organises guided tours for groups. The duration of a tour (or farmer's tale) is about 45 to 60 minutes. You can also taste sheep's cheese and lamb's sausage. In addition, this tour can be combined with a lunch or tasting with products from the farm. Of course, it is also possible to have a nice cup of coffee or tea before or after the tour, with which you can get biscuits, sheep's chocolate or a sheep's cheese sandwich - all home-made!
With a rucksack full of delicious products from De Waddel farm, you can take a wonderful walk over and around Texel's oldest site, the Hoge Berg. There are two routes to choose from: a longer route of 5.3 km and a shorter one of 3.3 km. During this walk, you will have lunch in a beautiful spot with the bread that the farmer's wife has baked herself, which you can fill with the tasty products you have been given in your rucksack. If it rains or if it is too cold to eat outside, the barn at De Waddel is transformed into a cosy picnic spot. Dogs may also be taken on a leash on the shorter route.
Editors De Krim Texel
Update: January 10, 2022 11:00