Old embankment separates reed-covered breeding water from natural recreational lake
For those looking for relaxation, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts, the De Wittsee with its natural shores and colorful bird life is equally a magnet. Coots, great crested grebes, cormorants and, with a bit of luck, reed warblers can be observed from the benches on the old railway embankment.
It is a peaceful place, even if the newly developed BahnRadweg is used very intensively when the weather is nice. The cycle path was set up on a section of the old Kempen-Kaldenkirchen railway line after the railway connection was abandoned in 1980 after more than 100 years of railway history.
To the north of the dam, the large lake offers opportunities for swimming, sailing and canoeing. The small lake in the south, on the other hand, is under nature protection, because numerous water birds such as the gray wagtail breed here in spring. From Wasser.Blick you can hike around the large De Wittsee on the orange-marked circular route (3.8 kilometers). It leads through varied terrain with views of the lake, quarry forest and extensive meadows. Detours to the nature reserve Sassenfeld am Stemmeshof and the landscape farm Baerlo are highly recommended. There is a lot to discover here for young and old - be it the art of willow processing and the Scottish highland cattle at the landscape courtyard or the lovingly and detailed landscaped outdoor area of the nature reserve.
February 16, 2019
The largest lake on the Nette, De Wittsee, offers many recreational opportunities, such as sailing, swimming and hiking. Many paths lead along the lake. Many nature lovers and observers, armed with cameras, are waiting for the best "shot". A large biotope provides a habitat for many birds and animals. A lookout house gives the opportunity to observe the animals.
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