Most of today’s ride to the west and north of Weert was familiar to me but riding in the opposite direction to previous rides makes it a completely different experience.
The halfway point of the ride was through the nature reserve De Pan and the woodlands of Boksenberg.
At the northern corner of the forest I came across a large stone monument on the border between the municipalities of Cranendonck and Someren.
This monument is on the site of a former customs post, in use between 1648 and 1994. The original customs post is now displayed in the town square of Someren-Heide, the nearby village.