by Irene Hagemans
Mookerheide is a part of a region of nature that’s in the middle of the woods. It lies by the Maas River which is called La Meuse in Belgium and France.
Mook is a little village where I have lived for the last seven years.
From 1975 until 2005 I lived in Groesbeek, on the other side of the woods about five kilometres away. Groesbeek lies between the woods and the frontier with Germany.
On the Mookerheide, there’s a lot of heather (low-growing evergreen shrubs) or heide in Dutch.
It is on a high hill and when you are at the top you can have a beautiful view of the Maas River valley.
The Mookerheide is a popular place for walking tours.