Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The Furlbachtal is a 205 ha nature reserve in the Senne in North Rhine-Westphalia (official name: "gorges and moors at the upper Furlbach"). 121 ha are in the municipality of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. Through the valley flows the 14.6 km long Furlbach. It is a right tributary of the Ems, which rises at Augustdorf in the upper Senne and flows south of Kaunitz in the Ems. The Furlbach drains an area with an area of 48.6 km². There is not a single source of Furlbach, its source is located in a large dune arch, with the water in many places to light.
March 6, 2017
The Furlbachtal is worth a trip every season. Tip from me. Just try to walk down the creek - or at least always near the creek ... It opens up new views of nature ...
The 14.6 km long Furlbach flows through the valley. It is a right tributary of the Ems, which rises at Augustdorf in the upper Senne and flows south of Kaunitz in the Ems. The Furlbach drains an area with an area of 48.6 km ². There is not a single source of Furlbach, its source is located in a large dune arch, with the water in many places to light.
Flora and fauna
The nature reserve is almost completely wooded. While oaks, beeches, birches and alders grow on the Furlbach, the vegetation on the inland dunes is dominated by pine trees. Rare plant species that grow in Furlbachtal, z. B. Sundew, rosemary heather, cranberries and cottongrass in the moors, Rauschbeere, royal fern, club bearberry and small wintergreen in the pine mixed forests or Siebenstern and giant horsetail at the Furlbachquellen.The primeval state of the area offers ideal living conditions for birds such as black and spotted woodpecker, dipper, kingfisher, pigeon, woodcock or gray wagtail. Because of the good water quality of the Furlbach represents an important reproductive water for the endangered fish species bullhead and brook lamprey. Brown trout are to be found here as well as frogs and toads. In the bogs, two highly endangered dragonfly species find good living conditions with the peat mosaic damsel and the small moss damsel.
October 6, 2017
For a tour in summery temperatures, the picturesque, shady Furlbachtal offers. The wind has blown up dunes here since time immemorial. Surrounded by an intact mixed forest, the Furlbach meanders through a deeply cut chestnut valley. In the heat of the river, you have the wonderful opportunity to cool down tortured hiking feet. And at the end of the valley you can meet far and wide on one of the most beautiful beer gardens: the Alte Fockelmühle.
July 4, 2018
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