To get it straight from the start: The Landlebenweg deserves its name. It leads through the very rural northeast of the municipality of Windeck. Some nice villages are on the way, so that at least from the outside you can also see something of the life in the country.The circular route begins at the Silberhardt mine, a visitor mine, near the Öttershagen district of Windeck. The first, eastern, half of the circular route is easy to walk on wide forest roads and partly asphalt. As on the entire circular route, there are a few vertical meters to overcome.The closer you get to the Old Chair on the south-western tip of the circuit, the more paths there are. From the old chair you have a great view over the Siegtal and this is the only point on this tour with a view of the Sieg. The mountains in the distance were in the haze today, which also has something to offer. When the weather is clear, a trip here is certainly even more worthwhile.On the second, western, half of the circular route, the proportion of paths is significantly higher than in the first half. Especially the last part of the descent from the Alter Stuhl into the valley of the Rosbach leads over a very steep, narrow path, where you need to be sure-footed.The round is very varied, there are always great views over the landscape. I liked it very much. If you don't mind a few asphalt sections in between, I can definitely recommend the tour.
a day ago
From the series "I walk home from Neustadt / Wied" there was the third episode today. The first two episodes were a while ago. Once I ran on a more or less direct route and once through the Pfaffenbach valley. Today we went uphill through the valley of the Dinspeler Bach.The Dinspeler Bach rises in Asbach and works in the Wied near Thalhof, a district of Neustadt. To get close to the mouth of the stream from Neustadt, it first goes uphill to Bühlingen and from there immediately downhill back to the Wiedtal. On this path there are always great views over the landscape and to the Bertenauer Kopf.You can't quite get to the point where the Dinspeler Bach flows into the Wied. You can't get all the way to the source either. Otherwise you can walk completely along the stream. The lower part of the valley to Dinspel is quite rustic and the path was a bit muddy at times. Most of the time I was able to avoid the mud. The upper part of the valley between Dinspel and Asbach is generally wider and more open, the paths here were hardly muddy. However, you can see more clearly here that things are going uphill. I think both sections are very nice and worthwhile to run.Because I just had so much fun hiking, I didn't take the direct route from Asbach home, as planned, but walked around Asbach in a small arc.The sky was mostly cloudy, but the sun also showed itself briefly. In short: a very nice autumn hike.
7 days ago
Because there wasn't that much time for hiking today, there was only a short loop. The weather didn’t necessarily speak for an extended hike. As a starting point, I have chosen the Westerwaldpark Genderhöhe at the Neuwied exit of the A3.After waiting for a heavy rain shower in the car for about 10 minutes, it started. It was supposed to be the first real mud tour this fall. Despite the short distance, I found the tour varied. Open terrain, forest, and a beautiful path along the Gender Bach, it was all there. You also had variety under your feet from the aforementioned mud to asphalt.So I got to know another part of the Westerwald and will definitely come back for a longer tour. Maybe if it's not that muddy.
October 7, 2020
A small reference Baltrum for everyone who liked the tours and pictures of the island so far. I moved a little through the dunes and captured a few more impressions. The two viewing dunes were of course there again.Before that I visited the rose garden, which was designed with great attention to detail. It also went through one pine grove and around the other.I just like these dune paths!
October 1, 2020
Will you be around on Baltrum soon? I tested it today - again. You have to walk about 13 km to go around the island completely.Although there are almost no vertical meters, it can still be exhausting in between. On the beach, especially in the east of the island, there are always sections where you sink quite deep into the silt or sand. It is beneficial if the water level is as low as possible, because then quite solid ground will fall dry. That wasn't the case everywhere today. But don't worry, you don't sink so deep that you get stuck.At the "Wippen parking lot" at the harbor, I remembered the house numbers. There are no street names on Baltrum. The houses are numbered in the order in which they were built. You have to keep this in mind when looking for accommodation on Baltrum. The seesaws are neatly sorted according to house numbers at the harbor.
September 30, 2020
- 01:013.75 mi3.7 mph175 ft225 ft
The place Baltrum consists of three districts, the west village, the smaller east village and the even smaller old east village east of the cemetery. You can see these three connected settlement areas on the map. The "City" with shops and restaurants is located in the Westdorf. I would locate the center of this center at the "Stadtlander".The Stadtlander is a small, but well-stocked department store that is unique in its kind on the East Frisian Islands, as far as I can see. There are e.g. a good clothing department, household goods, stationery, books, souvenirs, sweets, everything you need except food. You can find them in the two small supermarkets on the island.Looking around the Stadtlander is always part of a Baltrum holiday. Today this was my goal and on the way there I did a little lap around the west end of Baltrum.
September 29, 2020
- 02:097.63 mi3.5 mph225 ft250 ft
Today it is quite hazy here on Baltrum and there is an evenly gray blanket of high fog in the sky. After all, it has been largely dry so far.Knowing that this is not the best photo weather, I headed east on the beach. Once there, the view over to Langeoog was not particularly great due to the haze. For this I was able to run a large loop at the east end of Baltrums due to the low water level.On the way there, I made a little detour to the Ostbake. I always find the paths there in the east of the island great.In the end, a few kilometers of track came together, there were a few nice photos and I had my fun on the lap.
September 28, 2020
- 01:103.96 mi3.4 mph225 ft275 ft
The two viewing dunes are one of my favorite places on Baltrum. My first lap on Baltrum likes to go there, this time too.With the large, further east viewing dune, I then climbed the highest point on Baltrum, at least 19 m above sea level. :) From here you have a good view of the mainland, the open sea and Langeoog. And you can also see a little Norderney.One of my favorite paths on Baltrum is the "Nachtigallenweg", a small piece of dead straight path through a damp dune valley with high bushes to the left and right. The path is very pleasantly soft, but not muddy in semi-dry weather.But otherwise the dune paths, especially the unpaved ones, are simply great.
September 27, 2020