Attention: At the moment there is a warning about dead wood in the trees. This is not to be underestimated. With wind maybe somewhere else.The paths are springy forest paths almost everywhere. Very pleasant and recommendable.
There is always something going on here at the weekend.
3 days ago
Make an effort: Please do. This tour really demanded something from me. In return, there is also something to see as a reward: wide views into the country, lively waters that bounce down into the valley, cliffs, cliffs, cliffs.Even the mayor's climb at the start is really high and quickly rewarded with its view. The Goslarsche Gleie has grown over but can be created. The view on the other side of the mountain to Darlingerrode shows the growing trees (mostly birch;)The next trail towards the Dachsklippen is steep, overgrown and exhausting again. It's difficult and that's why it's really fun. The upper part is more off-road. everything is full of branches and trees.After the little race, the single trail comes up to the Renneklippen. Again, the lungs are well loaded. And again there is a top-class view. In the valley you can hear the rushing stream. The view of Wernigerode.
Then the stone run. I can only agree with the comments. Great
After the race there is another single trail up to the Ruprechts cliffs. At first in the forest it alternates with clear-cutting. But again and again you can look far.The single trail to the Hohenstein cliffs is a challenge! I would rather call it off-road. Every now and then human traces can be found.
The Hohenstein cliffs: see highlight.The descent to the Ottofels was quite rocky. But the view is also worthwhile there.
Then it goes over bare mountain ridges. Not that nice. But this makes a very wide view possible.I find the Hammerklippe very dangerous. The "path" is no longer available at the end and the risk of falling is not insignificant. Take care of yourselves.The way back over almost bare mountain ridges shows very good views and piles of wood without end.
The descent over the Bergmannsstieg shows the nearby town on the upper part. Nice descent.There is still the single trail after the railway bridge. Since I'm already late, there is little light left. Finding the trail is not exactly easy. The crossing of the stream without a bridge also needs to be made aware. Then go to the stream. Another change of side without a bridge is necessary.I found the water art with the water wheel very remarkable!I couldn't see the last part of the hike due to the lack of light. ;-))) The cell phone flashlight brought me back safely.
October 14, 2020
I started from the parking lot just after the end of Nöschenrode. On a beautiful forest path we went along the Zillierbach to the forest parking lot. I didn't know him before, otherwise I might have missed this beautiful piece.We went up steeply on the single trail to the Astberg. There you can look far over the valley from the Scharfenstein.
I also loved the group of trees at the lookout point. Many tree trunks grow from one root there. Really worth seeing. Who can say how much?
Then I take a side path, very green and overgrown into the valley.This part of the route was the road :-( But the funny murmuring of the brook ... ;-) In addition, the sun ... just beautiful.The ascent to the Schieferberg was a challenge again. I found the beginning difficult because the path was quite overgrown. For this I came across a single trail that was not shown. But it didn't go in my direction.
It went uphill on a green path and small pieces were really muddy. Much of the top was bare. The forest is only slowly recovering. But you can look further.The path around the Schieferberg was more forest or green again. You could see well into the distance through a few rows of trees.
Nature recovers better at the Schaal-Holzkopf.
Then we went north over the wide driveway.The Herbert-Pohl-Weg was really great! It doesn't get boring here: Different surfaces. The view changes again and again. The outstanding view from the Harz to the north into the plain. Sometimes steep ascent. Sometimes almost a single trail. I was excited.The west side of the Zillierbachtalsperre is a driveway. The tributary in the south looked nice too. Maybe another time. The east side has a forest path that is covered over and over with pine needles. That went great. But the trees are probably not doing so well.The Peterstein was then a very nice break point. The view from above of the dam and the lake. Shined by the sun. Splendid.
The descent from Peterstein quickly became a single trail. Pleasant subsurface. I was back on a road way too fast. ;-)When I arrived at the Zillierbach, the splashing and jumping was my constant companion again. This increased from the Zillierbach Erbstollen. For a part of the way the water runs on both sides of the way! ;-)At a small crossing I am on the other side of the stream. After a short search I found the single trail that irritated me on the ascent. It is not yet shown on the map and is more of an insider tip. That's why I made a picture for you.The way back by the stream was nice. The final foot bath is VERY nice. I enjoyed it.
(Phew, so much "beautiful";)
October 11, 2020
What an adventure! I did not expect that. LOTS of single trails. A lot of scrambling on the cliffs. (But not alpine)The special: find the way.!
Easy? No, there are a lot of small paths. But which are not shown, some of them are so overgrown that you can hardly find them.
I actually have a very good sense of place. But I've never lost my way as often as on this tour. Well, it almost didn't matter. It's really beautiful everywhere. But I wanted to go on my tour.When I looked at Bodenstein, it grabbed me. Planned: 3.5 km straight back (boring). I made the chatterbox (navigation) quiet and went back to the cliffs. There were still enough single trails that I was curious about. That was really nice.I'm a bit worried that this tour might not be feasible anymore. There are already a lot of dead trees there. If a storm goes in there, the area becomes impassable for a long time. That would be a loss.
October 4, 2020
On the north route I had real difficulties finding the single trail. Quite overgrown but very beautiful, it runs a few meters on the tree line. Often you can let your gaze wander into the distance.
I would have called the Adventure Bridge a ford. Nice corner. Without a Komoot card I wouldn't have found my way there.
The green bridge over the A7 was an experience for me. I haven't seen anything like that yet.
Then the single trail back on the south route. Adventurous. Lots of obstacles. But if you open your eyes you can see where the others have made it easy.
Leave your rolator at home. It is not suitable for this route. But pay attention to the dead wood warning in the wind! I've really seen a lot of it.
Unfortunately I could not use the planned route at the castle. Some things (south side of the castle) are permanently cordoned off by fences.
I'll have another look at the castle on another day. The weather pushed me on. I'm off-road a bit through the forest. Another way that doesn't exist. But I came out on the western single trail which was very nice.I can understand immediately that the bikes love this area!
So much single trail (you could also say half trail;) I could only find through Komoot and you users.Thank you
October 2, 2020