• Tidal walking
    Netherlands

    Mudflat hiking: must-do or nightmare from the past?

    When translating this article from Dutch into English, I realized there is no English word for the activity I’m going to tell you about, or at least, not by my knowledge. So the best I can do is “mudflat hiking” …   For most Dutch people it’s known that mudflat hiking is about: when there’s a low tide you walk and wade on on the watershed of the mudflats or a sandbar. Especially walking to one of the Dutch Wadden Islands is a very populair activity.   In May I was asked to go mudflat hiking in the northern part of The Netherlands, which is the one place in our…