The P + R facility on Borgelder Allee is ideal for a start. This is free and open 24 hours. For the most part (or even completely - I have not checked) the route runs on the Wümme long-distance cycle path.First it goes on the Bremen side on the dike through the blockland. The many different farms - some with farm shops and cafes - are well worth seeing. In addition, the meandering Wümme and the wide landscape are impressive. “The blockland is a landscape that is predominantly made up of flat marshland with a height of 0.7 to 1.8 m above sea level. NN is coined. It belongs to the Wümmeniederung. Without dikes, large areas would be flooded with every flood. From 1113 on, the archbishop of Bremen commissioned the Dutch to cultivate the blockland and the so-called Hollerland. The construction of ditches, dikes and sluices now determined the image of this marshland. ”(Source: Wikipedia).
The NSG "Untere Wümme":
near-natural low-lying river, freshwater mudflats, reed beds, tall herbaceous meadows, wet grassland, near-natural willow-alluvial forest, near-natural alluvial bushes.
Reed birds and woody plants such as marsh harrier, pond and marsh warbler, bag-titan, gray heron; Fish such as sea, river and brook lamprey; Otter.
Types of reeds and reeds such as marsh ragwort, marsh marigold, marsh pea; different types of willow. ”(Source: bauumwelt.bremen.de).On the north side it continues in the district of Osterholz (Lower Saxony). Unfortunately, the route no longer runs along the dike, so that the Wümme can no longer be seen that often. Nevertheless, the landscape here is also very attractive. The inn "Wümmeblick" is well suited for a rest. We were able to strengthen ourselves there and then cycled on after a break.At the end the tour runs through the NSG "Borgfelder Wümmewiesen" to the Hexenberg.
Wet and wet grassland with winter floods,
Flood lawns, reed beds, small and large sedge groves, tall herbaceous meadows, ditches, low rivers influenced by tides
Meadow birds such as black godwit, redshank, common snipe, ruff, corncrake, marsh harrier, whinchat; Waterfowl such as wigeon, shoveler, spotted rail, whooper swan, dwarf swan, geese; Dragonflies like Moon-Azure Damselfly, Green Wedge-Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle; Grasshoppers like marsh insects; Fish such as sea, river and brook lamprey; Otter
Species of marsh marigold and groundwort meadows and small sedge such as marsh louse weed; Marsh marigold, fever clover, swamp flat pea, common groundweed, filamentous bulrush, yellow rue, millet, gray and meadow sedge; Aquatic plants such as water feathers, spawning herbs, swan flowers; Types of reeds and sedges such as marsh ragwort, bladder sedge. ”(Source: bauumwelt.bremen.de).
May 16, 2021
The NSG Krähenmoor was placed under protection in 1984. It is a rewetted high moor. "Open, extensive and growing raised bog areas. Large areas of heather vegetation on the edge, old wood stocks in the south-eastern forest that develop into a beech-oak forest typical of the landscape." (Landscape framework plan LK Nienburg)
April 9, 2021
Most of the easy hike leads through the "Burckhardtshöhe" nature reserve. Sellingsloh station with its parking lot is a very good starting point. In addition to the nature reserve with its natural and structurally rich beeches, the main melioration canal can also be admired. This led over a length of 28 km from Hoya to Syke. In the 19th century it served to irrigate and drain the surrounding arable land.
February 14, 2021