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Kleiberg West – pasture landscape near Büecke in the south of Soest

· 3 reviews · Hiking Trail · Sauerland
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  • Heckrinder auf dem Kleiberg
    / Heckrinder auf dem Kleiberg
    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
  • / Karte Kleiberg
    Photo: Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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The Kleiberg pastureland nature reserve owes its character to the former military use. Today, semi-wild cattle and horses graze the large, open areas and thus ensure that no trees can grow. Three dry valleys – so-called Schledden – cut through the reserve, resembling canyons in places.
moderate
Distance 5 km
1:25 h
75 m
75 m
The Kleiberg is a former garrison training area, which has no longer been used for military purposes since 2004. Today, the land is grazed. Many songbirds, such as Skylark, Yellowhammer, Tree and Meadow Pipits and Red-backed Shrike, can be observed here. Typical plant species of the Kleiberg are Spiny Restharrow, Common Centaury and several orchids. The area is known for its diversity of amphibian species. The endangered Yellow-bellied Toad occurs here.

Author’s recommendation

Ein Fernglas zur Vogelbeobachtung ist empfehlenswert.
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Author
Natalia Jaworski
Update: September 13, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
214 m
Lowest point
156 m
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Tips and hints

On the northwest edge of the nature reserve is the "Steinkiste", a Neolithic gallery grave.

The Bismarck Tower three kilometres southeast of the Kleiberg, on the B229 between Wippringsen and Delecke, offers views over almost the entire Westphalian Lowland. Four kilometres south of the Kleiberg is Lake Möhne and two kilometres north of the area there is the ancient Hanseatic city of Soest with its numerous old churches and half-timbered houses, as well as its almost completely preserved city wall.

Start

Körbecker Weg in Hiddingsen or Körbecker Straße 20 in Büecke (158 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.533928, 8.114444
DMS
51°32'02.1"N 8°06'52.0"E
UTM
32U 438577 5709574
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Destination

Körbecker Weg in Hiddingsen or Körbecker Straße 20 in Büecke

Turn-by-turn directions

An extensive network of mainly gravelled paths gives pedestrians and cyclists access to the Kleiberg. For wheelchairs, some of the gradients are too steep. This circular route through the area is about 5 km long. In the centre of the area there are two approximately four-meter-high observation hills that are accessible by stairs. These hills give you a fine view of the area and of the Soester Börde plain.

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Getting there

You reach the area via the B 229 (Soest - Arnsberg). South of the A44 Autobahn several side roads branch off to Hiddingsen or Büecke. In Hiddingsen, follow the signs to the restaurant "Steinkiste".

Address for satnavs: Körbecker Weg 59494 Soest

GPS (UTM): 32 U 438563, 5709473

Google coordinates: 51.533962, 8.114449

Parking

In Hiddingsen, park alongside the Körbecker Straße (concrete road) before the street leads off to the right to the restaurant "Steinkiste". In Büecke, you may use the car park of the "Schützenhaus" (shooting club house (Körbecker Straße 20).

Coordinates

DD
51.533928, 8.114444
DMS
51°32'02.1"N 8°06'52.0"E
UTM
32U 438577 5709574
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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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Rating

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Rowena G.
August 02, 2020 · Community
Schöne Runde, bis auf ein ganz kurzes Stück auch prima geeignet mit Kinderwagen. Einkehr im Restaurant Steinkiste ist auch sehr zu empfehlen
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When did you do this route? August 02, 2020
Ralf Aberspach
March 29, 2020 · Community
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Runde mit einem schönen Fernblick auf Soest 👍
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Walter Maibaum
October 05, 2016 · Community
Schöne kleine sonnige Tour. Würde sie aber als leicht Einstufung.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:25 h
Ascent
75 m
Descent
75 m
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