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Naturschutzgebiet Grube Cox

Naturschutzgebiet Grube Cox

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 647 out of 667 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Bergisches Land

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  • Franz

    The former "Cox" dolomite mine is located in Bergisch Gladbach. In 1969 a dolomite deposit was discovered here in the Lerbach Forest. Mining continued here until 1985. In 1996 the Cox pit was declared a nature reserve.

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    • February 4, 2019

  • Landlinien

    The pit Cox is still a very young quarry: only in 1969 a dolomite deposit of special purity was discovered here in the middle of the Lerbacher Wald. Until 1985 dolomite was mined in the open pit and glass works supplied in Cologne-Porz. After decommissioning, the building was supposed to be poured down again, but numerous animal and plant species settled down. Therefore, the pit Cox was officially declared in 1996 as conservation. Today you can explore the area on a circular route.

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    • June 28, 2016

  • Vera 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️🥾

    Beautiful green oasis, but unfortunately now overgrown, not all roads accessible.

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    • May 19, 2019

  • Ralf

    The nature reserve Grube Cox (NSG identifier GL-035) is a 22.3-hectare nature reserve in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Bergisch Gladbach in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis. It is a former quarry site, which was first established in 1996 by decree of the district government of Cologne as a nature reserve. Since 2008, the NSG has been designated via the landscape plan Südkreis of the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis.
    In the quarry was about 1969 to 1985 dolomite mined; after that the pit was originally to be filled. Due to the biodiversity, however, it was left open and placed under nature conservation.

    The area is structured in a small space, there are many different biotope types in a small space next to each other. There are four larger still waters (former excavation waters), rock faces, vegetation-free screes and surrounding forest areas that provide a habitat for various plant and animal species. Special species of flora and fauna that occur in the nature reserve include grass snake, sand lizard, kingfisher, bats (several species) and sand bees (Andrena species), as well as centaury, finial and crab claw.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Yvonne

    Great view of the pit

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    • March 10, 2019

  • Kosmetik

    A beautiful circular route in the conservation pit Cox.

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Silvia

    It is particularly worthwhile during the week when little is going on. Then it's wonderful there.

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Fernwehyvi

    Nice colors, reflections in the water

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    • March 11, 2017

  • DasLangeSuchen

    Great nature near the city.

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    • February 19, 2021

  • Natascha W 🦋 🌸

    Beautiful and overgrown nature reserve

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    • May 16, 2021

  • OliverZ

    Very beautifully situated. In calm weather there are wonderful reflections in the water.

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Anita

    Pit Cox in autumn

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    • November 14, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    A lake landscape formed by human hands not so long ago, which is now under nature protection.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • DenisStricker

    Great lookout rock

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    • March 15, 2020

  • hgu

    ... a really idyllic place!

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    • April 7, 2020

  • JB's Little Sister

    A very nice place

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    • October 2, 2020

  • Couple hiking

    Extensive hiking area

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    • April 7, 2022

  • Niko's Wanderlust

    Great paths around the pit

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    • October 10, 2019

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Location: Bergisch Gladbach, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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