Informazioni su Sabine 🦁
Wandere meinem Traumziel entgegen - - einmal die Alpen über die Via Claudia Augusta zu überqueren.
Meine Wanderungen sind in der Regel entweder Strecken von zertifizierten Fern- oder ebensolchen Rundwanderwegen.
Sie sind immer sportlich, anstrengend, aber auch immer angst- und stressfrei, d.h. keine Abgründe und seilgesicherte Klettersteige.
Sollten Routen solche Elemente enthalten, werden sie von mir entsprechend abgeändert und mit dem Zusatz " Alternativroute" gekennzeichnet.
Ich stelle mir auch Wanderungen selbst zusammen und beziehe hier oftmals historische Wege, wenn sie noch gehbar sind, mit ein. Diese Wanderungen werden mit Titeln versehen, die Charakteristika der Wanderung wiederspiegeln.
Highlights verwende ich sparsam. Fundobjekte, Bänke an Wegrändern, Holzkreuze im Wald, alte Wanderschuhe, die an einen Baum genagelt sind, stellen für mich keine Highlights dar. Ihr findet bei mir nur Highlights mit eindeutig kulturellem Wert, Naturschauspiele oder schöne Aussichten.
Stöcke sind manchmal hilfreich. Trittsicherheit ist sehr oft erforderlich.
Alle Wanderungen sind hundetauglich, denn mein Hund ist mein ständiger Wanderbegleiter.
Alle Wanderungen mit 🐕 sind Hundegenesungswanderungen und deshalb kürzer und anfänglich mit geringen Höhenmetern.
Ich wünsche euch viel Spaß beim Stöbern.
Über Fragen und/oder Kommentare freue ich mich.
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- Sabine 🦁
This tour is the shortest of all designated hiking routes in the Wahner Heide. It is squeezed between the Geisterbusch and Herfeld tours and has its own very special charms. In the course of the round, fields, meadows and forest cuttings alternate with each other.My starting point is on Brander Strasse in the residential area of Rösrath. Shortly after the motorway underpass, I turn left into a dirt road that leads me past fields lined with fruit trees that are only suitable for mowing. Pastures are only a few hundred meters away, but they are currently empty. No beef, no water buffalo or donkey ...A short piece of asphalt road leads us through the scattered settlement Hasbach, at the Wolfsheide we leave the place again and hike along a former tank road, which now meanders through the landscape as a crescent-shaped pasture. Individual concrete elements at the edge of the pasture are still reminiscent of the former military use. Glan cattle and water buffalo are supposed to graze here, unfortunately I can't see any here either. Maybe they have disappeared into the adjacent forest and are taking a siesta ...We reach a piece of forest and turn onto a comfortable forest path that leads us through windthrow areas with huge bracken, birch and alder.
These regrowing sections fit nicely into the beech and oak forest.
But only a short pleasure, because soon we will leave this forest passage again. A mighty gorse heather landscape opens up before our eyes, which is criss-crossed with bracken in its peripheral areas. We have reached the Busenberg and it is worth going a little further into the gorse heather area. The gorse heather allows more and more small open spaces in which delicate purple flowering heather forms handsome bushes. Less and less Adlrfarn, more and more Calluna between crisp green gorse bushes, On the highest point of the Busenberg we have a fantastic view of the ghost bush below us and of the even lower lying city of Cologne, whose city line wreaths the horizon in the truest sense of the word.
The terraced landscape of the Bergische Heideterrasse can be clearly seen here: The Busenberg forms the high terrace, the Geisterbusch (30 meters lower) the central terrace and the city of Cologne (an additional 10 meters lower) the lower terrace.
An intoxicating view from up here, especially when a plane is approaching.
The Busenberg area, the highlight of the Turmhof tour, can be explored very generously over many paths.Then it goes on a wide path out of the heather over a parking lot and onto the asphalted Brander Straße. A really bitter end to the tour, even if you drive through the formerly "wild" industrial area, which developed in the shadow of the military era. Here businesses alternate in a lively manner with horse farms and flocks of sheep grazing under dozens of old Hound oaks. In between there is a small art hall, some of whose striking exhibits can be admired in the front garden, and the restaurant "Zum Bambi". A crazy little world that has slightly different traits ...
Well entertained, we can get back to our car via this street.Conclusion: I have attached this little tour to the Aggerauenweg; it is the last of the official tours through the Wahner Heide that I had not yet completed. I wouldn't have gone to Rösrath especially for her. You can integrate the particularly beautiful sections of the Turmhof tour into one of the two neighboring tours.
Whether this round really has a raison d'être or just a special lure for the Turmhof information center?
Brander Straße in particular is not a hiking highlight for everyone. There are a lot of cars here and there are no sidewalks. Very uncomfortable!
7 giorni fa
- Sabine 🦁
The Aggerauenweg is the southeasternmost of the hiking trails in the Wahner Heide and borders on the NSG Widdauer Wald.
The round starts in Lohmar near Lohmar Castle and runs south. The turning point at which the Agger is crossed is between Troisdorf and Siegburg.
The main focus of this circular hiking trail is on the Aggeraue, which we accompany almost completely and also cross in the second half of the tour.
The Aggerauenweg forms the connection between the NSG Widdauer Wald and the Wahner Heide.
The starting point of the tour is the Lohmarer Burg, which today still clearly reveals its origins as a water castle. It has been converted into an agricultural good.
From here an asphalt path leads us along the Agger for about two kilometers, but we don't see much of it yet because the campsite and fishing club have direct access to the river. Only after the campsite does the path change and we are now walking along a sandy grass path right next to the Agger. The fields give way to a dense forest, in the depths of which lie the ruins of the Widdau forest settlement - built for the Allied occupation after the First World War. After the occupation was abandoned, the settlement was dismantled by the locals. The ruins and the train tracks are still clearly visible in the forest.
The further way runs more and more times less close to the Agger. The swampy oxbow lakes of the Agger can be clearly seen, which are flooded by the river during floods. Lush vegetation with lots of old willows is the result.
We come across a wall of the former Ulerather Hof, which is a memorial to a crime from the Nazi era. Three young Belgians were shot here.
Shortly after the memorial we reach the gap between Troisdorf and Siegburg, cross the river and now enter the Aggeraue. Our path does not lead directly along the Agger. The meadow path must not be left, the surrounding area is contaminated with ammunition.
Hundred-year-old broken willows are beautifully located here in the floodplain, which, due to their lying situation, probably disappear completely in the floods during flood times. White elms are also said to grow here, but couldn't make out any near me.
A flock of sheep keeps the coarse grass low, which in earlier times was mowed as winter litter for the stable.
From a distance I can make out three beech trees with a wayside shrine with a niche in the middle. In the background the Güldenberg, on the summit of which a Celtic ring system has stood the test of time.
At the beech group I leave the Aggerauen and enter the forest. It is interspersed with small lakes and moors, through which I walk until I finally reach a wider forest path that takes me in a wide semicircle to the summit of the Güldenberg (130Hm). I reach the rampart over a small steep section and can also enter it through a cut. The interior, however, is littered with tree cuttings. No way to get through comfortably between the dozen of fallen and sawed beeches. Pity!
I climb back down the mountain
7 giorni fa
- Sabine 🦁
Tonight I'm going to visit the Wahner Heide a little later than usual. I run into the darkness, not because I want to meet the legendary bailiff von Porz in the ghost bush. The nature reserve is overcrowded on sunny days, but the heather comes to rest in the evening.
Fewer people, fewer dogs. All roads and paths through the heather and the heather forest are for Phoebe and me. The grazing animals gather under trees and doze off in the sunset. Can it be more beautiful?
Only the mules are still looking for edible grass between the almost waist-high bracken. Always nicely assembled in a group, they move in moderate steps across their pasture.Today we walk through the Hardt, the largest contiguous oak area in the Wahner Heide.
On this round trip, the focus for me is on the old Hude oaks, some of which are still striking comrades in the heather. Unfortunately, most of these heavy trucks fell victim to the military location requirements. Some trees are now growing back, but they are still a long way from replacing their old comrades. And they will never fulfill the function of the Hudens as the old oaks once did.Long before the military era, the Wahner Heide was an important pasture area for the surrounding villages. In the years when the oaks bore fruit, the pigs were driven to the place where the large oaks stood. They could eat their fill, there were special fattening times for the pets.
But the heather was not only used at these special times of the year; all year round it was pasture area for sheep, goats, but also horses and cows.
So that the pasture was only used by authorized people, there were so-called Grengel. These were entry ports that kept unauthorized people out. The district name Grengel and the Grengeler Mauspfad are still reminiscent of this custom. These inlet ports were located exactly here on the Grengeler Mauspfad.
The intensive pasture management allowed common heather, gorse and juniper to flourish as soil vegetation; they didn't like the grazing animals. Oaks in particular thrived on the solid ground. So an interesting pasture landscape came into existence, which only began to falter when, in the Wilhelmine era, large parts of the heather landscape were reforested with fast-growing pines on the topmost arrangement. The industry urgently and quickly needed a lot of wood ...Nowadays, visitors to the Wahner Heide have no idea of any of this. The oak leaf as a signpost is intended to remind of the Hude oaks. In fact, in the forests that we enter at the beginning of our tour there are also a great number of old oaks alongside beeches, birches and American red oak. The solitary old Hude oaks, which survived the military era, stand wide and mighty on the pastures. Due to their expansive dimensions, they immediately catch the eye. Her powerful appearance immediately captivates the searching eye. Only the common heather surrounds it with its soft light blue flower panicles. These oaks offered and still offer not only grazing animals, but also wild animals the energy to cope with a freezing winter.
In my search for these stately giants, I roam two historical areas of the Wahner Heide - the Geisterbusch and the Maikammer, namesake of this round.
The ghost bush is known from the legend of the inhuman Amstmann von Porz, who pressed the last penny out of the doublet from farmers, serfs, widows and orphans. His end was unpleasant, he was shot by an unknown person. Since then, his evil spirit has been racing through the ghost bush on a four-in-hand horse on darkest nights. Thank goodness I didn't meet him, but it wasn't a "darkest" night either.
Towards the end of my lap, I come through a small wooded area known as the Maikammer. In bygone times an excessive number of lilies of the valley grew here. Nowadays they are rather rare, but the name of the area still refers to the small fragrances.
I walked around the Schwedenschanze, which certainly played a role in the Thirty Years War, and the Paradeplatz. At least nothing can be seen of the Schwedenschanze from the hiking trail. It borders on Cologne-Bonn Airport and the former Prussian Paradeplatz is now a forest area. At most the wild boars are marching ...
I changed the tour a little bit - more heather and in the end I didn't want to walk on the busy bypass roads.Conclusion: A pleasantly gloomy round with a lot of (oak) forest, heathland, goats and mules. Paths, sandy paths and a gently winding tour promise variety. The tour runs in the immediate vicinity of Cologne-Bonn Airport. So it's loud every now and then. However, you can see the landings up close. More is not possible! If you want to experience that, you've come to the right place.
12 settembre 2021
- Sabine 🦁
The topic of today's hike is the black grouse - hence the broken chicken tour.
Overall, today's hike is a tour through the history of the Altenrather Gemarlung. At the beginning of the tour at the church, which I skipped today, there are numerous old gravestones in the cemetery from the time of the Altenrather Kannebäckerei, which was able to process the tertiary clay from their area to the highest quality. The craft died out at the end of the 18th century. Altenrath was not on any of the major trade routes and did not produce to the same extent as the Westerwald.
Shortly after leaving the town, I pass the large fish ponds, this time with dry feet. the pond lies tired in the early evening sun, a couple of ducks quickly seek out the nearby bank.
We walk through a light-flooded forest passage towards the Hohe Schanze, a small elevation of 127 meters. The term "mountain" is probably to be measured.
Our path branches off behind a military tank system. there are always military encroachments in the Wahner Heide, which are accordingly secured with high fences. In any case, one should not leave the path, because in the depths of the forests and heaths there are still burdens from the past, intensive military era.
We now walk generously around the Hohe Schnaze and encounter the striking remains of the 100-year-old oak. In 2019 she collapsed after crushing her old concrete filling and all the struts. There is a bank in their immediate vicinity, here you can mourn in peace ...
The hills, which are clearly visible to the left and right, have been known since the 19th century and were protected by fences even during the military use of the site. Most of the graves date from the Halstatt period and the finds can be admired in the Roman-Germanic Museum.
On the further way the forest clears. We are approaching the Herfeld, where coppice forest has always been practiced. In this area is the former Camp Altenrath, a former barracks area, which was eventually converted by the federal government after the withdrawal of the armed forces and used for civilian purposes. Swallows and barn owls lost their habitat, but in the coppice and heathland landscape long-displaced animal species found a refuge again, among them the black grouse. The first small heather plants with their delicate purple tones are also noticeable here. They sit scattered among tansy and ferns, low birch seedlings and grasses.
We cross the Alte Kölner Straße and walk past the one-time tank washing facility with a concrete basin. Here the Panzeers had to wash their dirt out of the chains before they were allowed to drive into the barracks. One would think that the waste oil, which was produced here in not inconsiderable quantities, only harmed the environment. But in fact there are some rare animal and plant species that have adopted this environment,
Representative is the southern water hose, which has found a new home in the wash basin. But also the chickweed that covers the armored line.
I now walk more and more over sandy soils and the heather and gorse landscape is spreading more and more. Goats graze here and keep all growth that is not heather or gisnster away from these areas.
The common heather blooms here in delicate purple tones, the color looks tempting. I would like to photograph every single plant, every flower. First individual bushes, then smaller coherent groups, and then the big picture, huge areas of heather in delicate purple. Wonderful. In between grasses that shine almost golden in the evening sun. Old trees, mainly oaks, loosen up the heathland and create enchanting plays of light in the early evening. Heath can be so beautiful. I meander through this great evening landscape on sandy paths and enjoy the hum, the last sun and the play of colors and light. It is almost impossible to capture this spectacle in photos. They are just a copy of wonderful landscapes that you should experience live.
We reach the clay pit, the clay of which has never been completely broken down. That is why the water in this giant pond stops, it is waterproof. 😊 Lake roses swim on one side of the water and the flowers shine in the evening sun. On the other side of the pond, near the edge of the forest, the water buffalo that have settled here lie lazily in the bank water and let the day end.
Our tour also comes to an end here, the following paths bring us out of the heath very quickly and close to the outskirts. We walk across a meadow into the village and quickly reach the Sandhasenplatz, where I parked the car.
9 settembre 2021
- Sabine 🦁
Today I only have time for a small tour. I really like the corner around Polch, so I turn to Mertloch today.
Because it has to go quickly, I plan to ask for its list of cultural and natural monuments this time without Wikipedia. Bad idea!
With the help of the hiking map, my attention is always directed first to wayside shrines, chapels, station paths, etc. What stands by the wayside from ancient times and could enrich the hiking tour.
However, Wiki often reveals even more information. That's why I always look there.
Not today. And so I overlooked the Jewish cemetery, which is not small with 70 gravestones still intact.
Definitely a reason to come back again. 😊I find a parking lot in the center of the village by the church of St. Gangolf. The church dates from the 12th century and is enthroned a little higher in the center of the village. It is also always easy to see on the surrounding fields.
I walk south out of Mertloch - past really large and old farmsteads with intense scents.
Shortly before leaving the village there is a small chapel from the 19th century and a very old cross is walled in on the farm wall opposite. I will not take a closer look at both objects today, because the courtyard with the walled-in cross is uncomfortably intense in manure.
But shortly after the next corner there are two crossroads and a wayside shrine.
A few meters further we reach the field and a short, simple way of the cross leads to the Holy Cross Chapel from the 18th century. A meadow of flowers with free-roaming chickens makes the dirt road much more attractive for Phoebe.
The chapel is enclosed with Buchs and evidently used to have a small cemetery. Old gravestones from the 18th century, which are placed on the chapel wall, bear witness to this.Over the fields with a constant view of Mertloch, we continue to the beautifully renovated Künzerhof with its very pretty chapel. It dates from the 19th century.
The steep ascent to the Sammetzkreuz begins next to the chapel. Constantly uphill, around the Künzerhof, past small forests and across the fields. Finally the Sammetz cross appears in the distance. The last part we walk on asphalt and watch the farmers plow the fields. All around us they hum across their fields with huge tractors.
At 341 meters, the Sammetzkreuz is the highest elevation in this area and offers a fantastic panoramic view of the Eifel. A lovingly designed lookout point with an illuminated cross and a rest area.From here it goes back to Mertloch. Not quite as I planned, though, because a few paths no longer exist and I have to reschedule something. No problem with Komoot.Over a small, incredibly pretty forest path, it goes downhill again on dirt roads with the direct destination Mertloch. The place can only be reached here through several tunnels that cross an old railway line. I stop for drinks at a restaurant on Bahnhofstrasse. The church can be reached quickly from here.Conclusion: A nice round that is particularly fun in summer and scores with many foresight. Culturally interesting. The Jewish cemetery would be another highlight on this tour! Field paths, meadow paths, forest paths and also asphalt on the direct connection between Mertloch and Kollig.
6 settembre 2021
- Sabine 🦁
Today's short evening hike starts in Pillig and leads me to the prayer chapel of Salome Braun. The small chapel had been empty for years and was falling to pieces at the end of a dismantled Way of the Cross. Everything looked very sad. Tonight I wanted to pick this place for some evening shots. However, it turned out very differently ...The starting point for my tour is Pillig town center. From here I quickly walked out of the village and soon saw the Pyrmont castle ruins. In the twilight it rises gloomy and almost shadowy between individual old trees.At the exit / entrance of Pillig there is a small chapel made of quarry stone from the 19th century.A hundred meters further on, at a small, age-old and weathered crossroads, there is a little road in the direction of the spoon mill and the Schweitz mill. Certainly a starting point for an Elzbach hike when the bridges over the Elz are intact again.I keep walking towards the monumental crucifixion group on Calvary from the 17th century. It was donated in 1652 by local pastor Anton Antweiler as thanks for surviving the Thirty Years' War and the plague epidemic.
Exactly behind it a narrow gorse path leads me to the top. I reach the open field again through a light oak forest. Magnificent views over the Elz and Münstermaifeld!In a steady up and down over the fields I walk towards a small wood. As soon as you get there, the pillars of the former stations of the cross stand in small undergrowth niches. At the end of the Way of the Cross, the forest opens up to a clearing on which the Allebrauns Heiligenhäuschen, as the Salome Braun chapel is also called, stands. I had imagined taking a few pictures of the "lost" chapel with its bleak window caves in the twilight.
But the chapel is being completely renovated. The roof is almost finished, the chapel is roughly plastered. The forecourt is currently being designed. Wow! Such a surprise and joy too! In this way, my twilight photos simply become sober shots that reflect the current construction status. Maybe there is a way of the cross again? That would be a great thing.Behind the chapel - already with a view of the Sammetzkopf cross - I turn towards Naunheim.
It goes steadily downhill over meadow paths with a constant view of Münstermaifeld and its bulky Münsterturm.
The evening sun casts its flat rays over the fields and conjures up a touch of gold in the grasses along the way. Wonderful. In addition, light green corn fields as high as a man. Just beautiful.
The church tower in Naunheim comes into my eyes.
Below Naunheim I turn off in the direction of Pillig and walk straight into the village over a meadow path. A little more site inspection and I'll get to my car.
5 settembre 2021
- Sabine 🦁
The local hiking trails that the individual communities created around their localities decades ago are my favorite hiking trails.
Nowhere else do I get to know the Eifel landscape as well as on these small or large rounds. Streams, lakes, hamlets, community mills, chapels, crossroads and castles. Nothing is left out here.
And of course the most spectacular sections of the landscape with all their views, darkest corners, secret paths and rugged rock formations. Not to forget the vegetation and its fauna, which always has little surprises in store.
They are old ways that I walk. Some are paved, others gravel or natural. The early wanderer had no other choice - he used the existing farm roads of the farmers / winemakers and foresters. And, where known, also the hidden paths of the forest stalkers.
In any case, he got to know his own homeland very well.The T4 circular hiking trail has once again made it clear to me how intensively local cultural landscapes can be conveyed, how beautiful and adventure-intensive forgotten forest paths and hamlet meadows can be.I park at the Swan Church and walk around the pilgrimage church and restaurant in the direction of Roes. The fruits of the rose hips and the red dogwood are already visible from afar. A sunflower field just before Roes is swirling around violently by bees and other hungry people.
At the entrance to Roes there is a crossroads from 1847 and a stone signpost from around 1900. A wonderful start to the day of hiking!
The place is quickly crossed. A small café on Pyrmonter Straße attracts me almost magically. A pretty intro in the front yard points to the arbor-covered garden café. Unfortunately, my time is tight today ...Behind Roes my gaze falls directly on the Pyrmonter Höfe - a small hamlet and the former farmyards of the Pyrmont Castle. Today they are a much visited place as a riding stables and guest houses.
Behind the courtyards it finally goes downhill to the Pyrmont Castle. The path is paved and fenced in by bushes as high as a man on the left and right. Car traffic is unfortunately not excluded on this route, as there are some visitor parking spaces shortly before reaching the castle.
The castle squints from the high mountain throne through the foliage of the old trees, first the keep, then the Pallas and finally the remaining farm buildings. A really imposing castle that proudly rises above me.
I do not visit them, dogs are not allowed in. 😔🐕
A path below the castle takes me to a country road, which I continue downhill until I finally reach the Pyrmont mill and the bridge with the chapel and waterfall. Idyllic, well-kept and beautiful to look at. And here, too, the castle towers mightily over the Elzbachaue. Big Brother was always watching you ...After an extensive photo shoot, I leave the pretty hotspot and walk uphill in loops behind the mill. The castle reveals itself a few more times through gaps in the foliage.
Finally, I walk over lonely and romantic forest paths and paths (especially the second part, when the dream path and my path separate) along the Wahlbach back to the top.
Not far from the Neuhof I reach the height and now walk through the very well-kept Neuhof and across the fields back to the Schwanenkirche. Colonies of cabbage white butterflies flutter almost all the way along the way in search of nectar. A fantastic end to a varied local hike.Conclusion: A wonderful local hike in the best weather with fantastic views, lonely hiking trails and a lot of culture. Lots of asphalt, but also many paths to compensate.
4 settembre 2021
- Sabine 🦁
Today I went on a short hike around Hambuch and to the Pommerbach.
The circular hiking trail No. 1 starts in a parking lot at the Hambuch church and leads over fields and grassy paths down to the Pommerbach. We pass a small forest hut with a view of the Hambucher Mühle, which is hidden in the Pommerbachtal.
The path leads in serpentines through a light forest down into the valley. Cattle and sheep graze on lonely meadows. Far and wide no hikers in sight.
We walk a few hundred meters on grassy paths along the Pommerbach and finally cross it over a wooden bridge.
From here it goes uphill again in a long serpentine and we reach the height with beautiful views of Hambuch, Zettingen and the surrounding Eifel. Hambuch is not far now and a few minutes later we are back in the parking lot next to the church.Conclusion: a very nice afternoon round, over natural paths. Pleasant to walk, a bit muddy at times due to the frequent rains.
A hike in the fields and the valley with beautiful views!
31 agosto 2021
- Sabine 🦁
My little hike today is an afternoon emergency solution.
I actually wanted to go to the blooming Wahner Heide, but the constant rains stopped me.
So that the dog and I can get a little fresh air and exercise, short hikes are always very suitable for breaks in the rain and I get to know other areas.The Sevenich wet meadows have been on my hiking list for a long time.
Two programs on SWR regional television that reported this AND last year about the wet meadows drew my attention. The wet meadows are not a nature reserve, but are under the observation and care of the BUND Münstermaifeld. There are over 200 different animal species here, many of them on the endangered species list. The grass snake is particularly common here.The wetland area also serves as a natural rainwater retention basin. In the event of heavy rainfall, the wetland is flooded and not the surrounding areas, which are significantly higher up.For the attentive hiker, it is only possible to walk from the outside, although I have seen a few paths that also lead into the sloping forest area. I can't say where they lead and how far they can be walked. It was already quite late in the evening and there was no time for additional excursions. But certainly a reason to go there again and take a closer look at the "thing".
If you look into the forest at clear spots, you immediately feel the subdued and slightly "subtropical" climate. An unbelievable abundance of trees and trees and an interesting herb layer give a first impression of the originality of this secluded landscape. I would love to see a lot more of it up close. But here only the viewer is allowed. The path that allows me to have direct contact with this gem is very wet (damp is an understatement), there are small puddles on the path and every now and then the paths are thatched so that the farmers with their tractors can gain a "foothold" there. I run at the lowest possible point and the fields and meadows rise steeply next to me. It is really a very special landscape that I will definitely visit again.
Deer look for the last grains in the harvested fields and a roebuck barks from the forest. A little creepy in the approaching dusk.
Phoebe doesn't mind that much. She jumps from one mouse hole to the next. I think she'll be happy to come back again.
The way back is very dry. We walk on asphalt along the mown fields and have a beautiful view of the thickly overgrown Wallerbach valley. Fog rises and gives the forest landscape below me a mystical character.
The way back to Sevenich is not boring: In the distance I can see the Münstermaifeld minster.
Stacked straw bales at the edge of the path provide a nice photo opportunity and a small chapel a few crossroads further gives the round an additional cultural kick. Shortly before I reach Sevenich, there is a small basalt signpost from the 19th century at an intersection that shows the surrounding villages.
Conclusion: A nice little expandable round through a special landscape worthy of protection.
TIP: The surrounding villages such as Pillig, Möntenich, Brohl and of course Sevenich with their old farms (some of them four-sided farms) are worth a visit.
28 agosto 2021