A really nice hike, with the arrival and departure can be easily completed by public transport. Since I wanted to enjoy some berry wine in the Wietsche Mühle for "grilled", the departure would not have been possible without bus / train anyway. Starting at the unsightly Leverkusen Opladen train station, it may take about 10 minutes. through Opladen. Then you come into the forest and also directly on the Leverkusen Obstweg .. This one follows and has smaller orchards right and left. Then you come to the highest point of the hike. There - still on the way - is a nature trail created. At the roadside are fruit trees, on which a sign explains, which fruit and which variety it is, very interesting. At this point you have a sensational view to the southwest of Cologne and the surrounding area of Cologne. Here you should risk a look in the morning, because then you have the sun in your back and Cologne is well lit by her.
May 2, 2017
We start the tour in Solingen and cross the Wupper over the "Juckelbrücke" direction Leichlingen. Here's something along the road. However, it soon goes through a settlement back to Wupper. The further way leads along the Wupperufer directly to Leichlingen. Here, coffees invite you to stop. If you want to shorten the route without the SinnesWald and the Wietsche Mühle, you can cross the Wupper here and after a short climb over the Müllerhof Leichlingen return to the starting point. However, I advise you to go to the Sinneswald, to cross this impressive sculpture park and afterwards to enjoy a steak from the grill and a delicious berry wine in the Wietsche Mühle. A way of m. E. very worthwhile. komoot.de/highlight/229740 or sinneswald.netFortified by berry wine, steak and potato salad, after a short climb back to Leichlingen and there again over the Wupper. After a short walk through Leichlingen, it goes through fields and meadows along the Wupper back to the starting point. Worth mentioning here is the Müllerhof Leichlingen. Once upon a time there was an old manor, whose preservation was at some point too expensive. It was taken over in 1987 by a master joiner and rebuilt. This conversion stopped several times and has not ended until today. It is impressive what you (s) wanted to put there. It reminds me of the villa of Ewings from the series Dallas, which would also coincide with the first broadcast. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Müllerhof_(Leichlingen)
April 18, 2017
The path leads along the pit 7 and continues along the Düssel on the crash site of a Lancaster NE 114 bomber from 1944 by the community Schöller and back to the pit 7. You can walk well, the quarry is protected by fences, so children or even the thoughtless hiker can not just plunge into the pit. There are some ways to rest all the way. A short distance goes along a road. About 1 km before the end of the tour you can stop in a restaurant. There is a small playground for children and behind it a game enclosure with animals.The pit 7 is a former limestone quarry in the Haan district Gruiten on the edge of the forest area Osterholz on the city boundary to Wuppertal, in which dolomitisierter mass lime was mined .. Since 1997 it is designated as a nature reserve.
At first I was astonished that the tree population was so low after a good 50 years of stagnation. A research revealed, however, that he was flooded with water until just before the millennium. It served to balance the groundwater level of the entire Kalkabbaugebietes. This also explains why the white mesa was attached to the rock face. Here you could probably read off the level of the lake. The water was probably controlled in another place initiated into the Düssel, taken near the pit 7, so that the quarry flooded and initiated when needed back into the Düssel. At some point this was no longer necessary and the pit ran dry. This explains that the tree population in the pit is not older than 20 years.
April 18, 2017
Hike through the Grafenberger and Aaper forest.
The Grafenberger Wald is a forest area belonging to the city of Düsseldorf. He is part of the Düsseldorfer Stadtwald. The Aaper forest is also part of the Düsseldorf city forest and is located in the northeast of the Düsseldorf city area. It is bounded to the west by the district of Düsseldorf in Rath, to the north by the city boundary between Dusseldorf and Ratingen, to the east by the urban area Knittkuhl and in the south by Fahneburgstraße and Kastanienallee from Grafenberger Wald, the Düsseldorfer Rennbahn and thus by Düsseldorf-Ludenberg.
Impressive, what's going on here on a sunny day and what you get to see here. Unfortunately, it was a rather moderate day when I was traveling. Therefore, there was neither a horse race on the racetrack, nor a glider on the Segelflughafen and also the distance view Aachen - Moers to Holland was not really given. Nevertheless, it is impressive how beautiful it is just a few meters from the gates of the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
April 18, 2017