Kleine Schritte sind besser als keine Schritte!Du läufst nur aus einem Grund und dieser Grund bist DU!!!
Even if you think you already know the area very well, there is always something new to discover. This rather easy hike takes you through the Natura 2000 area of Egge between Altenbeken, Neuenbeken and Kempen.
The almost wintry forest offers the advantage of a wide view over the gentle slopes also through the now bare treetops, which would be leafy in summer.
Because of the somewhat withdrawn botany, other things such as the former quarries and karst holes near the forest paths are more in the focus of interested hikers. And even very small miracles like the tiny pink flowers between the beech leaves (photo 20), small ferns on the rock (photo 22), bizarre shaped mushrooms (photos 13 & 14) or even a twig on the ground covered with strangely frozen hair (photos 16 & 17 ) suddenly attract attention, just keep your eyes open.
Tip: During these days you should avoid the paths on the upper Seiferdune / transition to Pfeilweg. Due to the harvesters used intensively in the Buchwald forest there, even the graveled forest roads are badly affected and in slightly wetter weather they are hardly passable without a mud plateau under the hiking boots.
2 days ago
In the footsteps of Schmetz's childhood days, today we walked a few kilometers on the SaaleHorizontale hiking trail (actually 72km long). Once you have conquered the Jenzig (385m above sea level) you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding villages in the valley and you are on wonderful hiking trails. In addition to some beautiful highlights, we were also able to experience a picture book sunset at the Fuchsturm almost at the end.
6 days ago
Following my urge to go outside, I grabbed my most loyal four-legged friends 🐕🐩 and drove towards Detmold. To be more precise, in the woods between Pivitsheide and Hiddesen. Starting there at the Hasselbach reservoir, I followed the "Pivitker Wasserweg" for a few kilometers, which meanders beautifully along the Hasselbach and leads to the Donoperteich and Krebsteich. The paths are really beautiful here. Due to the large amount of leaves, the small, narrow paths are barely recognizable and I have crossed the Hasselbach several times. I made the detour over the Ehberg to the "Dörenschlucht" quarry, which is generously cordoned off so that you can't see too much and so I went on to the Blue Lake. To get there, I had to follow the forest and farm roads there, all of which had been broken down by tree felling and heavy equipment and completely softened by the rain. We had a lot of work to do, because we didn't always make progress at the edge
November 16, 2020
The spring-like temperatures on Sunday stung us like oats until we laced up our hiking boots and started a long overdue hike in the Schwalenberg Forest under our feet (and feet). Starting from the car park at the Schiedersee (tip: parking is free at the train station) over the Emmer footbridge on the southern bank past the leisure center to Noah's sun deck with its wonderful view over the lake. From there it is advisable to cross under the Pyrmonter Straße at the next opportunity and to go into the forest behind, instead of following the sea route next to the road with moderate traffic. Below the Harzberg you can immerse yourself in the Harzberg history at a nicely made bench at Steini's Ranch. In the middle of a courtyard halfway up the path jumps inconspicuously to the left over a property driveway away from the road and you get to the NSG Schwalenberger Wald. More or less along the edge of the forest you pass beautiful views to the northeast and some interesting stops at historical and somewhat strange places like the Rosenborn. Shortly before Elbrinxen it goes into the Schwalenberg Forest. We chose the Ziegenheinrich to climb the mountain ridge - it looks easy, but our blood got really pumping. At the top of the hill you actually walk through some larger pieces of contiguous spruce forest that is not contaminated with bark beetles. You can take a break at the Waidmannsheil refuge. The nearby pond with its amphibians and insects certainly numerous in the warmer seasons also invites you to linger. The further path we chose was a bit difficult - the OSM map material no longer corresponds to reality due to extensive tree felling and clearing activities. We therefore preferred to walk across the still standing, sparse forest instead of fighting our way through muddy furrows and were greeted with amazing little wonders of nature, such as Witch circles, fairy grass groves and springy soft moss areas are rewarded - and all in the reddish-orange light of the sun sinking towards the horizon. Through the fallen leaves of the beech forests on the other side of the mountain, we went down towards the edge of the forest near Brakelsiek. Here there was once again a fantastic view of the apparently burning ridge of the Teutoburg Forest. The rest of the way degenerated into a night hike - but we are already used to it 😉 Back in Schieder we admired the subtly illuminated castle park and the purple illuminated castle. It has to be said that it is very worth seeing - but which hiking enthusiast besides us strolls through forests and parks in the dark? 🤔 In any case, we will come here again for another half-day to full-day tour to enjoy the south-western edge of the NSG in daylight.
November 16, 2020
Jesswell and I took advantage of the exceptionally warm weather and set off on a longer hike into the Beaver Valley near Rüthen around noon. It was definitely worth it. Even if the former and partly still existing forest areas look terrifying up in the valley, we had a tour with some beautiful highlights. In the Donner forest shortly before Scharfenberg you can also experience some parts of the forest, as almost everything looked here 3 years ago.
November 3, 2020