Eulenkopfweg, Abschnitt 1 von 4: Wuppertal-Beek
Stefan went for a hike.
February 28, 2021
Last Sunday another section of the Eulenkopfweg was due in wonderful weather. I decided again to go the opposite way as planned by SGV. The altitude profile seemed more pleasant to me. It started at the former lime kiln, which unfortunately ekes out a neglected existence. A couple of footpaths and paths then lead up to the Beek, where you have to walk for a while along a road that is fortunately not heavily used. Soon afterwards you turn into the wooded area to the west and continue uphill. At the top you follow a path a little off the road, then it goes downhill towards Aprath. Here you unfortunately have to walk a piece of the country road, sometimes with only a minimal shoulder. After turning right, it goes along the Brucher Bach through a nice piece of forest to the north, then south of the Eckbusch settlement, before turning west again onto a beautiful "Höhen" hiking trail. This leads into a great ash forest, at the end of which you can take a short rest. It continues downhill, the nearby motorway is now unfortunately noticeable acoustically. Here we come across another section of the Eulenkopfweg, past Gut Steinberg, the curve continues uphill, past hilly meadows and fields. At harvest time, it may be worth taking a detour to the nearby Faßbeck strawberry farm. Once at the top of the head, it goes south into the forest north of Krummacherstraße. At the end of the tour you come to the former Eskesberg landfill, today a fairly untouched refuge for all kinds of small animals, especially for flying insects in spring and summer. All in all, a very varied section that I liked a lot.
March 3, 2021