About Peter 🌿
Am Wochenende geht's raus zum Wandern. Einmal oder zweimal, je nach Wetter und Laune. 🌤️ 😊
- Peter 🌿
It's autumn and it feels like autumn. In the morning it is colder with fog and glittering dew on plants and spider webs. Colorful foliage on trees and on the ground. A variety of mushrooms among the leaves, on moss and damp wood. Slowly lighter glances through the branches. And again and again it smells like autumn.The round around Bevertalsperre and Neyetalsperre was very nice again. The weather also played its part from fog to sun to a few clouds.The tour is also generally recommended, but the road sections in the north of the Bevertalsperre were not so pleasant. There is hardly any traffic, but sometimes you walk on the lane, sometimes on a narrow, overgrown strip next to it. The problem does not exist at the Neyetalsperre and maybe you can avoid it at the Bevertalsperre if you move a little further away from the water. I probably could have crossed the campsite before. But after a dead end I went back to the even smaller access road to be on the safe side and then passed the outside.Most of the pictures are seasonal of mushrooms and I've left out a few. Have fun with it and with the other pictures in between 😅.
7 days ago
- Peter 🌿
After the Essen Baldeneysee three weeks ago, the next destination was in the Ruhr area today: Bottrop Kirchhellen. As someone who watched a lot of television in the late 90s and early 2000s, I first think of the "Warner Bros. Movie World! Now in Bottrop-Kirchhellen!" (today Movie Park Germany). Today's much more interesting destination is on the other side of the Bottrop district of Kirchhellen.With the Halde Haniel, the wonderfully natural meandering Rotbach and the Kirchheller Heide, the tour is a nice mixture of some industrial past and a lot of nature.Most of the tour is flat. The meters in altitude are almost entirely due to the Haniel dump.Have fun with the pictures.
October 10, 2021
- 06:1715.5 mi2.5 mph4,825 ft4,675 ft
- Peter 🌿
Actually, I had planned the Rursee for this time. The weather report from early Saturday morning promised better weather in the Siebengebirge and so I rescheduled. The result is a round that I have already walked similarly but differently.The weather was then mostly dry with small sunny sections and only a little drizzle.The goals were the Great Ölberg, Rosenau castle ruins, the Stenzelberg, the former quarry on Weilberg, Heisterbach Abbey, the Petersberg, Rhöndorf forest cemetery and the Great Breiberg.There was also a lot to discover between the "highlights". Lots of views, insects, snails, plants and "small worlds".
October 2, 2021
- Peter 🌿
A nice tour through the Teverener Heide with a short detour to the Brunsummer Heide. The two pagans are absolutely recommended for copying separately.Almost everything in between is either landscaped or simply boring. In addition, there is a very ugly detour on my way, which I had chosen spontaneously because of a blockage. The blocking is permanent, but not yet in the cards; I ignored it on the way back so as not to have to take the ugly section again 😕.The current route does not seem to really want to change on foot from the German Teverener Heide to the Dutch Brunsummer Heide or vice versa. Or I did a stupid job.You can also save yourself the northern tip to the modern "Friedenskapelle" if you are not a chapel fan (is there something like that? 😅).Because of the detour I had to shorten the Brunsummer Heide a lot compared to the planning. But I liked what I saw. I'll go right there again.
September 26, 2021
- Peter 🌿
My first hiking visit to Essen. I didn't expect so much variety around the Baldeneysee. Amazingly few urban areas and lots of lakes, forests and fields. Even the Gustav-Heinemann-Brücke with its large crossings were not the expected urban shock, but rather pleasant halfway through the tour.There were hardly any ducks by the water, but there were a lot of cormorants, a few swans and gray herons.The first gray heron, the golden wasps, the thread dusting and the cypress sleeping moss were my personal highlights this time.I missed the mushrooms a bit. Somehow, not many different species grew in the forest stretches (yet?). I've seen more of that this year.Everything else in the more detailed descriptions of the pictures this time.
September 19, 2021
- 06:5915.9 mi2.3 mph4,450 ft4,425 ft
- Peter 🌿
This time we went to the red sandstone rocks between Nideggen and Obermaubach. With a total of 1350 meters of altitude on both sides of the Rur, it is quite a demanding circuit.I started from the free Hitzley car park with the ascent to Nideggen Castle in order to anticipate the possible crowds. That worked great and at 10 o'clock sharp I had the inner courtyard almost completely to myself.Since I was already heading south, the first lap was around the Effels rocks, where a group of climbers was already doing their sport.Then then to the west bank of the Rur to the reservoir in Obermaubach and back on the east bank.In addition to the red sandstone cliffs that reappear again and again and the great views, mushrooms, plants and insects were again the real highlights of the tour for me.The sun was still great in the morning, later it became increasingly cloudy, which makes the landscape photos look a little less spectacular than in reality. Unfortunately, the humidity was consistently high, so that I couldn't stop sweating despite the pleasant temperatures.All in all a very nice lap again.
September 12, 2021
- Peter 🌿
This weekend, after a long time, we went back to the Brackvenn in the High Fens. My first tour here was only 8 km through the moor landscape. This time I also took the Getzbach with waterfall with me.The tour wasn't quite planned that way. Due to a closure, a flooded path and a path not officially approved, there were a few "detours" and detours compared to the planned route. Each detour had its own little highlights.I did catch a path that was actually blocked while evading. At least one path got overgrown and in the end there was a barrier that I had to climb under.In terms of landscape, the typical Venn landscape with parts of the forest and beautiful streams can be expected. Animals, mushrooms and a few plants were among the highlights. A blackberry moth caterpillar was the first highlight. Numerous lizards fled faster than I could snap them. An adder surprised me a lot and I had never seen it before. A night peacock caterpillar was the next highlight and for me also the first encounter of this species.Conclusion: The area is fully recommended. But my route is not ideal for imitating.
September 5, 2021
- Peter 🌿
A short round through the Rotthäuser Bachtal in extremely changeable weather. First drizzle, then clouds, some sun and finally heavy showers.Sections of the route are still half-heartedly closed. Some paths are partially washed out and broken away to the side, but they are still good and, according to the impression, safe to walk on, as long as you pay attention to the edges.The snails in particular were particularly enthusiastic about the weather. Nudibranchs were en masse and a few with houses could also be seen.
August 27, 2021