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Hellwegbörde – Börde landscape between Erwitte and Geseke

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  • Hellwegbörde
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    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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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.
moderate
Distance 56.4 km
4:00 h
357 m
357 m
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.
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Natalia Jaworski
Update: August 31, 2016
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moderate
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Highest point
227 m
Lowest point
86 m
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Coordinates:
DD
51.607964, 8.500182
DMS
51°36'28.7"N 8°30'00.7"E
UTM
32U 465388 5717554
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Turn-by-turn directions

You can start the circular cycling route through the Hellwegbörde at the park "Mythos Stein", an old limestone quarry south of Geseke. It leads along the Westerschledde and past the Eringerfeld forest on the Haarstrang range of hills at Oestereiden. In Westereiden the route crosses the Pöppelsche Valley in two places before it goes down again past the Erwitte quarries into the low plain of the Unterbörde. In this area, the route passes the Muckenbruch nature reserve. In Geseke, the cycle path leads back to the starting point.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train (Hamm - Paderborn) to the stations Soest, Bad Sassendorf, Lippstadt and Geseke

Getting there

The area is easily accessible by car via the B1 and A44.

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Parking

On 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.

Coordinates

DD
51.607964, 8.500182
DMS
51°36'28.7"N 8°30'00.7"E
UTM
32U 465388 5717554
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You are recommended to take binoculars for bird watching.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
56.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
357 m
Descent
357 m
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