The sheep are still grazing around here.
In the old days the sheep grazed on the fields that were in the leap year between harvest years. One year they planted grain, the next vegetables and then the field had to rest not to be exhausted.
Today the sheep graze on fields from Natuurmonumenten to keep the environment as authentic as possible.
This well is dating back to 1550. The name says it all. Schaapsput = Sheepwell.
It was the place where they got water for the sheep. Near this well is still a sheep fold. A modern one tough from Natuurmonumenten.
The well is dating back to 1550, but the present one was a gift to the nature conservation organisation (Natuurmonumenten) by the Carboex-Damoiseaux family in 1970.
The well is close to the orchid garden.
An ancient well (Schaapsput) at a valley near Oud-Valkenburg called the Gerendal. A six or seven kilometer walk will take you along both sides of the valley. Great views of the surrounding area.