Today we combined the hiking trails A1 and A2 Eichhof. Except for the small stretch between Eichhof and Sülze (which I find rather uninteresting) we followed the original route. As a starting point, however, we didn't choose Eichhof, but Broich, as it was cheaper for us.We already know the paths, but not in this constellation, so many thanks to Nils, RobertO and Christitan, who first made me aware of the tour.A2: Eichhof - Ahlendung - Ahlen - Hommerich-Schmitte - Reudenbach - Sülze - Eichhof (12 km)
A1: Eichhof - Hungenbach - Weier - Sülze - Eichhof (4 km). Incidentally, the A1 is only a shorter version of the A3 (8 km). Here we should have made an additional dangling over Waldmühle and Hachenberg.sgv-berg.de/Wanderwege?ortId=13
November 14, 2021
Today we went from the hiking car park, above the Altenberg Cathedral to the Dhünntal hiking area. The Altenberg Cathedral is one of the most famous sights in the Bergisches Land and you should definitely take the time to visit it. There is also a restaurant and a beautiful cathedral shop on the site, which I think has a lot of charm.From Altenberg Cathedral I followed the water route, a circular hiking trail that was set up as part of the "unverDHÜNNt" campaign. It leads from Altenberg along the Eifgenbach and the Dhünn to the dam of the Great Dhünntalsperre and back on slightly higher paths.In itself a varied, easy to walk route, mostly on wide, well-developed paths. Between Schöllerhof and Maria in der Aue, you would have had the opportunity to use narrow paths in order to avoid the hard surface in places, but at this time of year the paths will probably not look so great.Shortly before the end, however, you have to go through a cleared fir forest again. The approx. 1 km long path is absolutely muddy. So if you feel like mud bathing or a strong connection to the earth, this is the place for you 😅.
The last part then leads again along a street. This is crossed and you get back to Altenberg Cathedral via an avenue.odenthal-altenberg.de/natur-aktiv/wandern/wasser-wege-unverdhuennt/wasserroute
November 12, 2021
The Bergische Streifzug number 7 is
a nice circular hike on the topic of historical mills around Kürten. The hike leads past historic mill locations. You don't see much of the mills anymore. Display boards provide information about the function and historical background. You hike on forest and farm roads. Sometimes it goes over longer asphalt sections. Far too much for me personally, but everyone feels differently. Recommended places to stop for a break are in Delling, Olpe and Kürten.dasbergische.de/tour/muehlenweg-streifzug-7
October 29, 2021
In the best autumn weather we started from the Neumühle hiking car park (at the Dhünntalsperre). The hike took us through the Purder, Stoedter and Wickesberger Bachtal. It was very varied, past fields and through forests; Streams accompanied us almost all the time.
At the beginning, however, we had to briefly cross-country because a storm had put a number of trees in the way. After about two hours, in the early morning cold, but later bright blue sky and sunshine, there was a rest with hot tea. We continued on similarly beautiful paths back to the parking lot.
The dog was quickly allowed to go back into the water, dry off and go home for coffee.
The area is always beautiful in every season
October 24, 2021
This time we went on the Bergisches Streifzug No. 8, the Steinhauerpfad, which led us over the heights and into the woods of Lindlar. As always, there is a lot of interesting facts to learn about the trail and its history on the Bergisch forays in addition to impressions of the landscape and nature.When reading the information boards, it became clear relatively quickly that we were talking about a development that dates back around 390 million years. This is where the foundation stone was laid for the Lindlarer Grauwacke, which shaped the place then as it does today, is dismantled there and sent to all over the world. At some point we deviated from the official route and took the route through the quarry. It was absolutely muddy, but it was definitely worth it due to the impressions we gained.Since the Steinhauerpfad is only 6.2 km long, we have added another circular route.The cultural landscape path (the upper complete loop) led us over meadow paths, through forests and small towns around Hartegasse, a district of Lindlar. In between we always had great views of the Bergisches Land. The asphalt proportion was too high for us, however, and not only in the area of the villages had one or the other section to be accepted.bergisches-wanderland.de/tour/steinhauerpfad-streifzug-8lindlar-touristik.de/sport-freizeit/wandern
October 17, 2021