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Lippeaue - Lippe Floodplain Lippborg around Lippborg

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    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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    Photo: Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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The Lippe floodplain in Lippborg is located in the northwestern part of the District of Soest. You can experience some of the renatured Lippe with its natural dynamics here. River bank reinforcements have been largely removed in this section.
easy
Distance 5.1 km
0:30 h
18 m
18 m
The Lippe floodplain is located in the north of the District of Soest. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lippe River Management Association and the NRW Foundation undertake a great deal of conservation work in the Lippe floodplain. Since the mid-1990s, about 15 km of the Lippe have been restored.

The Lippe floodplain is rich in different habitats: The gently flowing River Lippe, meadows and pastures, dry sand heaths, tall forb communities, small woods, ponds, pools and streams. The Tall Oat-Grass meadows and the wet meadows offer habitats for rare species of plant: Pepper Saxifrage, Yellow Meadow Rue, Meadow Fleabane and Yellow Rattle all grow here. The sandy river terraces are the realm of specialist plants: Petty Whin, Small Cudweed and Heather cope here with the nutrient-poor conditions that make life impossible for other species.

Wading birds such as Snipe and Greenshank, duck species like Widgeon and Teal, as well as Cranes, are just some of the species that overwinter in the Lippe floodplain or stop off during migration.

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Natalia Jaworski
Update: September 13, 2016
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Highest point
73 m
Lowest point
64 m
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Tips and hints

In Heintrop you can call in at the only remaining windmill in the region, Sändkers Mühle.

On the "Auenland" cycle path west of Lippborg you pass the museum railway station Museumsbahnhof Heintrop.

 

Start

Car park on Ilmerweg in Lippborg (66 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.665316, 8.037931
DMS
51°39'55.1"N 8°02'16.6"E
UTM
32U 433462 5724253
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Destination

Car park on Ilmerweg in Lippborg

Turn-by-turn directions

The circular route is suitable for a bike ride or a walk. You start in Lippborg, and then follow the path alongside the B475 to the south bank of the Lippe. In Hultrop you again turn left and cross the Lippe. Here the route leads along the Lippe close to the river before it leads back to Lippborg.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

You can reach the area via the B 475 trunk road.

Address for satnavs: Ilmerweg 3, 59510 Lippborg

GPS (UTM): 32 U 433481, 5724242

Google coordinates: 51.665260, 8.037987

Parking

Car park on Ilmerweg in Lippborg

Coordinates

DD
51.665316, 8.037931
DMS
51°39'55.1"N 8°02'16.6"E
UTM
32U 433462 5724253
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • 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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Difficulty
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Distance
5.1 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
18 m
Descent
18 m
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