It was 8 o'clock today
going tomorrow and that was a good thing, because we could enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
We started in Delling. Here you can park very well and there are great hiking trails in all directions.
We walked through small forests, stream valleys, pasture areas and typical Bergisch villages.
A bit after Neuenhaus it got quite muddy because of the tree felling work. There is still a lot to do there😞. Otherwise, the path is very easy to walk and you always have great views of the valley.
Waypoints: Delling - Schultheismühle -
Büchel - Müller's SUMMER - RöleOMMER - Merchant's SUMMER - OMMERborn - Neuenhaus - Hembach - Delling.
6 days ago
The weather and the day off had to be used. This time it started again close to home, only in the other direction like yesterday. The sun only showed up very briefly at the beginning and just before the end of the hike.
I had hoped for the first beautiful view in Neuensaal, but it was too hazy for the cathedral view. Then we went on towards Kollenbachtal. The once really beautiful forest area looks bad. Everything cleared and the few spruce trees that are still there are also sick and still have to be removed.
Shortly after the town of Kohlgrube, I turned onto a farm road. It ends sometime in front of a cow meadow. Just follow the tour. After a short time, you will continue on a small path.
Waypoints: Breibach - Eiserwarr - Biesfelder Domblick - Am Dahlerberg - Ahlendung - Niederkollenbach - Schmitte - Reudenbach - Kohlgrube - Olpe - Maiberg - Petersberg - Breibach
November 26, 2020
Today's tour was pure Bergisches Land. We started at the Neumühle car park. It went through the nature reserve Purder Bachtal and its tributaries, which is located in the area of the town of Hückeswagen in the Oberbergischer Kreis.
Past streams, small villages, farms, mills, beeches and mixed forests, pastures and fields, I found the tour to be very varied. Most of the route was on natural paths, small paths and gravel paths. There were of course paved roads in the villages. It splashed along the way and apart from the twittering of birds and the mooing cows it was pleasantly quiet. Well, if we hadn't chatted. There were also great views of the valley on the plateau.
A recommendable tour that certainly has something special in every season.
November 15, 2020
Since the weather was really great today, we decided to do a tour from Herrenstrunden.
It went through forests and across meadows and fields. Even if the asphalt part felt quite high, the great view over the Bergisches Land, up to the Cologne Bay, made you quickly forget the flooring. Nevertheless, I would not call it an all-weather trail because there was a lot of forest trails that could get quite muddy after a heavy rain.
I would skip the Strundetal next time, it is a nice path, but the main road cannot be denied based on the noise.
There, pretty much to the end, the app took us down a barely recognizable path that ended very quickly. Presumably it existed in the past.
November 10, 2020
Today we started again from the hiking car park in Wipperfeld. The actual entry point of Tour 6 of the water quintet would have been in Neuenholte. But it suited us better that way. Again in glorious sunshine we went from Wipperfeld to the Dhünn valley. Partly over wide forest paths, then again over meadow paths, narrow forest paths and also in between on paved paths. All around a beautiful, varied tour.
November 8, 2020
The starting point of today's tour was the hiking car park in Wipperfeld.
This time it was supposed to be a tour from the water quintet hiking trail.
The water quintet refers to the region around the five dams Wupper, Bever, Brucher, Neye and Lingesetalsperre. The main route, with a length of 140 km, connects Marienheide, Wipperfürth, Hückeswagen and Radevormwald. From the main route there are now and then access paths that make it possible to divide the water quintet into different day hikes.
The tour, in bright sunshine, was really very nice. However, we kept coming through sections where there used to be spruce trees. To see the cleared areas is very sad. Otherwise it was on beautiful forest paths, sometimes on paved roads, which we did not find disturbing.
Again and again you had a beautiful view of the Bergisches Land. There was only one dam on the tour.
November 7, 2020
I started early in the morning in Marialinden, a district of Overath in the Bergisches Land. The tour took me into the valleys of Agger and Naafbach. The first six kilometers were very nice, with great views, but for me personally they were too asphalt-heavy. After the Overather district Wasser, I reached the Agger, the largest tributary of the Sieg.
After Overath the tour got really nice. Above all, the sun came out slowly and the beautiful autumn forest came into its own.
It went via Leyenhaus into the Naafbachtal. The Naafbach was to be dammed into a large dam since the 1930s. But then things turned out differently and the still near-natural Naafbachtal was designated a nature reserve in the 80s.
At first I went partly on the Overather Pilgerweg, then every now and then on the herb path and in the end I mostly hiked on the Bergisches Weg.
I only consciously noticed the Landgasthaus Sonne at the beginning. If you do the tour the other way around, you could take a nice break here, otherwise you will certainly find something nice in Marialinden.
October 31, 2020
- 04:4214.6 mi3.1 mph1,475 ft1,400 ft
Today we hiked the Bensberger Schlossweg, a circular hiking trail from the Bergisch forays. The path is actually 9.3 km long and starts in Bensberg at the town hall.
The castle path led us on roads in town and on beautiful forest paths outside. However, we started at the Asselborner Hof and at some point came across the Schlossweg, which we also hiked completely.
Among other things, it went through the Hardt forest and the Lehrbachtal. We made a detour after we passed the Bensberg Castle and passed the Milchbachtal, to the former Cox dolomite pit. The forest that originally existed at this point was turned into a pit in 1969. Actually, after the end of the mining, the resulting pit should be completely filled. But rare animals and plant species quickly settled in the habitat that was created there. That is why the Cox pit was designated as a nature reserve in 1996.
The tour was really fun today. Not only was it a great autumn day, with great weather, you also saw a lot and learned new things.
Further information about the tour or other tours from Bergisch can be found at
October 22, 2020