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Lörmecketal - Lörmecke Valley between Warstein and Rüthen

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The Lörmecke valley combines a variety of different habitats like rugged limestone cliffs, ancient forests and low-nutrient meadows. These meadows are grazed today by goats, just as they were in historical times.
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:00 h
82 m
82 m
The present-day character of the Lörmecke valley results from the area’s special geological conditions and the historical land-use methods. The extensive limestone massif was progressively eroded away by the acidic water of the stream until a lengthy stretch of the fissure and cave system finally collapsed. The collapse valley in the "Hoher Stein" area is a particularly impressive formation. The "Hohler Stein" cave also shows the power of the Lörmecke water.

The lower Lörmecke is a valley with two faces. On the western side of the valley grow ancient, stately deciduous forests, mainly consisting of Beech trees. The forest on the eastern side of the valley is, however, younger. Less than 100 years ago, these slopes were free of forest, as they were grazed by the goats of the nearby village of Kallenhardt. At the "Hohen Stein", a particularly beautiful section of this historically-evolved cultural landscape has been preserved. The Beech forests are at their best in spring when Hollowroot Birthwort, Yellow Anemone and other spring flowers are in bloom. The grazed slopes at the Hoher Stein come alive in spring and summer with the colours of countless pasture-land flowers. Several species of orchid also occur in this area.

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moderate
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Highest point
379 m
Lowest point
325 m
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Tips and hints

On a distinctive hilltop east of the Lörmecke Valley stands the village of Kallenhardt with its impressive fortified centre and the informative theme route "Rundgang durch Kallenhardt" (circular tour of Kallenhardt). In the nearby Valley of the River Glenne is the Baroque moated castle Wasserschloss Körtlinghausen, which is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped scenery.

Start

Wanderparklatz (hiking car park) "Hohler Stein" (367 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.435661, 8.409033
DMS
51°26'08.4"N 8°24'32.5"E
UTM
32U 458921 5698439
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Destination

Wanderparklatz (hiking car park) "Hohler Stein"

Turn-by-turn directions

Several hiking trails lead through the lower Lörmecke Valley. One section of the recommended waterways theme trail "Fließwege" (signposted by a blue W on a white background) also passes through the valley. At the limestone quarries you can return to the Lörmecke and continue from there northwards via the cul-de-sac to the ancient beech forests.

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Getting there

From the L 776 road between Rüthen and Nuttlar south of the village of Kallenhardt, turn off in the direction of "Rabennest". From there, the road to the Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) "Hohler Stein" is signposted.

Address for satnavs: no localisation possible

GPS (UTM): 32 U 458927, 5698454

Google coordinates: 51.435936, 8.409235

Parking

Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) "Hohler Stein"

Coordinates

DD
51.435661, 8.409033
DMS
51°26'08.4"N 8°24'32.5"E
UTM
32U 458921 5698439
w3w 
///reconstructed.misfires.eases
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Frank heidbrede 
July 05, 2021 · Community
Auch zum 2.ten Mal sehr schöne Tour!
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When did you do this route? July 03, 2021
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Frank heidbrede 
June 10, 2021 · Community
Was für eine schöne Tour. Schon zu Beginn der Tour kommt man an der Höhle an und wird vom Duft der Buschwind-Röschen empfangen. Dann gehts weiter auf schmalem Weg entlang des Baches über mehrere kleine Brücken, mal etwas bergan und dann wieder bergab. Zurück gehts dann auf einem Fahrweg. aber immer mit Sicht auf die Lörmecke. Bald kann man die Höhle auf der anderen Seite sehen. Lt. Karte gehts nun weiter geradeaus, wir sind allerdings über die kleine Brücke zur Höhle gewandert. Danach weiter wie auf dem Hinweg zum Parkplatz.
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Gerlinde Dauber 
July 19, 2020 · Community
Nette kleine Runde... der Hohle Stein ist ganz interessant
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Hohler Stein
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Hohler Stein
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moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
82 m
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