NRW: Großes Torfmoor in Hille und Lübbecke – #FinishspartWasser für die Natur
Finish planned a hike.
May 17, 2021
When moors die, they often do so quietly today. But the ongoing shrinking of the moorland has serious consequences for the climate. Because the peat soil stores CO2 - and has done so for many thousands of years. If he suffers from drought, this CO2 is released and promotes global warming. In the Großes Torfmoor nature reserve in North Rhine-Westphalia, which extends over the border of the municipality of Lübbecke to Hille, experts are trying to prevent the moor water from flowing away through dams and ditches.However, the drainage of the moor in the 1950s, the peat extraction that had previously been carried out and the severe drought of recent years have significantly affected the raised moor. In periods with little rain, the level of the lakes drops and the moist meadows and forest areas dry up. A raised bog like the Great Peat Bog cannot survive without sufficient rainfall. In addition to its ability to store CO2, the moor is the habitat of numerous special plant and animal species, such as the white stork.On your hike around the large peat bog, which is also called Hiller or Nettelstedter Moor, you will see that many typical bog plants have already declined here. Based on the water level, you can estimate how the moor is doing, and you can see exactly which lake is too dry from the observation towers.You start your hike at the NABU Visitor Center Moorhus. There is a large car park there and a bus stop at the nearby outdoor pool. You can drive to Lübbecke, which is not far away, from the direction of Bielefeld, for example, and then take the 581 bus from the Lübbecker ZOB to the moor. The circular path then leads you around the moor - always keep in mind that the original moor was almost 20 kilometers long and up to three kilometers wide. Today the total area is only 3.5 square kilometers.
Hiking Collection by Angelina Kuhlmann
Hiking Collection by Osnabrücker Land
Hiking Collection by Teutoburger Wald Tourismus
Bike Touring Collection by Johanna
Bike Touring Collection by Weserradweg
Bike Touring Collection by Osnabrücker Land