The Hellwegbörde plain has been shaped by agricultural use for thousands of years. Deep quarries and stream valleys known as "Schledden", which only hold water after heavy rainfall, provide an insight into the geological history.
Distance 56.4 km
The Hellwegbörde is an important breeding area for farmland birds – some of them rarities, like the Montagu's Harrier – but also for Partridges, Quails and Skylarks. In the Schledden valleys and quarries, the abundance of flowers in the nutrient-poor meadows attracts large numbers of butterflies and grasshoppers.
Update: August 31, 2016
Getting thereThe area is easily accessible by car via the B1 and A44.
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ParkingOn the long circular tour there a number of places where you can park your car, for example at the Park "Mythos Stein" and at the "Fortuna" limestone quarries south of Geseke.
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EquipmentYou are recommended to take binoculars for bird watching.
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