Rothaarsteig-Spur Ilsetalpfad – wandern auf Rundwegen entlang des Rothaarsteig
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Rothaarsteig planned a hike.
December 18, 2020
On this tour you will experience a particularly beautiful path on the Rothaarsteig along the idyllic valleys of Lahn, Ilse and Weidelbach and over the panoramic heights of Mackelshelle and Hoher Ley. The hike begins at the Zum Eichholz hiking portal in Feudingen. First you climb up to the slope of the Mackelshelle. Here you have a first view of the historic place Feudingen.Through high spruce forest it goes leisurely uphill to Hohen Ley, where an impressive panoramic view of the wide Lahn valley awaits you. After an open plateau with views of the Wittgenstein Mountains, the path leads down into the wild and romantic Ilsetal. The path, which later becomes a little more adventurous, takes you along a steep bank next to the rushing stream bed of the Ilse to the confluence of the Weidelbach. You follow this right up to the Weidelbacher Weiher. In summer the lake inspires with a water lily carpet and invites you to take a long rest.Via the refuge and the Bettelmannsbuche rest area - where pilgrims and carters used to camp - continue over to the Lahn valley. But before that it gets historic because you are walking along a ravine that was part of a medieval trade route (iron ore and charcoal) between Feudingen and the Siegerland. Later you hike on the slope of the young Lahn towards Volkholz. In the Dernbach the forest opens up and not only gives wide views of the natural Lahn valley, but here you also pass the large bison enclosure. A short walk through Feudingen brings you back to the hiking portal and your starting point a little later.
January 23, 2021