The Ehreshoven reservoir is located in the Aggertal between Ehreshoven and Vilkerath in the Bergisches Land. It was put into operation in 1932. With a height of almost 100 meters above zero, the reservoir is the lowest point in the Oberbergischer Kreis. It holds 0.324 hm³ and feeds a hydroelectric power station.
May 1, 2018
The way past the castle is * not * blocked. However, dogs are forbidden on private roads. However, you can walk around the castle with your four-legged friends on the other side and then stay on public paths. The advantage is that the actually quite busy road is far away. You can't hear any more of their noise. At the other end of the lake you can switch to the other side via the weir and then walk back over the paved dam path. This path is also quite beautiful. Only the last 100-200 meters lead over the road, which is best crossed at the confluence of the riverside path. On the left is a combined foot and bike path.
If you start the tour in Vilkerath, it is best to park in the hikers' car park at the Aggerbrücke (Zum Schlingenbach) and then walk over the little street "Zur Kaule" to the NE. Shortly before the end of the street at a factory gate, a footpath branches off to the right, which leads beautifully along the Agger to a railway bridge. You cross under the bridge, go up the embankment on a staircase to the left, cross the bridge in an area separated for pedestrians, climb down another staircase on the other side and then hike to the asphalt dam path of the lake. Here it goes on to the castle. There are two options for the way back to Vilkerath (apart from the tour backwards):
1. Keep right at the castle and up the mountainside via Gut Forkscheid, Untermiebach and Bochmühle (very nice views). The route can be found (but in the opposite direction) on my tour "SGV - Castle and Mountain Test Hike" (komoot.de/tour/48778757)
2. Walk through Ehreshoven to the left to the suspension bridge over the Agger, then up the mountainside to the "Bergische Schweiz" restaurant. From there it goes via Oberstaat to the road (with a combined footpath and bike path), which, however, can be left again after a few 100 meters to the path mentioned at the beginning. (See my Komoot tour "SGV - Hystorical Tour Schloss Ehreshoven" (komoot.de/tour/101574502).
September 14, 2020
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