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: December 16, 2021
Getting thereThe area is easily accessible by car via the B1 and A44.
Address for satnavs: no localisation possible
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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.
Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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