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Luerwald und Bieberbach – Luer Forest and Bieber Stream between Menden and Arnsberg

· 10 reviews · Hiking Trail · Sauerland
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The Luer Forest with Bieber Valley is a FFH area and nature reserve covering an area of more than 25 square kilometres with extensive near-natural Beech and Oak dominated mixed forests on acidic soils. Numerous forest streams cross the area, and finally flow into the Bieber Stream.
easy
Distance 5 km
1:26 h
137 m
136 m
285 m
196 m
The typical birds of the Luer Forest are species of near-natural woodland. With a little luck you can hear the drumming of a Black Woodpecker or the harsh voice of the Raven. While Middle Spotted Woodpecker is another typical inhabitant of the forest, the Grey-headed Woodpecker forages for its food in the meadows of the floodplain. There, along the Bieber Bach, you can also observe the Kingfisher, while the waters are home to such demanding species as the Crested Newt and the Bullhead.

The Stag Beetle is only to be found at a few locations in the Sauerland. The imposing beetle needs old, sunlit Oaks in open woodlands, such as the Luer Forest.

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Michael Breitsprecher
Update: September 14, 2016
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
285 m
Lowest point
196 m
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Start

Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) at the Bieberstraße (L 537) opposite the junction with the street "Retringer Weg" (199 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.427901, 7.891617
DMS
51°25'40.4"N 7°53'29.8"E
UTM
32U 422943 5697993
w3w 
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Destination

Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) at the Bieberstraße (L 537) opposite the junction with the street "Retringer Weg"

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Wanderparkplatz at the Bieberstraße, the trail crosses the road and enters the floodplain of the Bieber Stream. After reaching the southernmost point of the tour, the trail leads through the woods in a northeast direction back to the road. You cross the road a second time and are then already on the uphill stretch into the Luer Forest. From the highest point of the tour, the trail follows a small stream down to the starting point of the hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Unfortunately, the area cannot be reached by public transport.

Getting there

Address for satnavs: Bieberstraße (L 537) intersection Retringer Weg, 59757 Arnsberg

GPS (UTM): 32 U 422972, 5698000

Google coordinates: 51.427959, 7.892019

Parking

Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) at the Bieberstraße (L 537) opposite the junction with the street "Retringer Weg"

Coordinates

DD
51.427901, 7.891617
DMS
51°25'40.4"N 7°53'29.8"E
UTM
32U 422943 5697993
w3w 
///freebie.bandage.overpriced
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Gerhard Lagemann · November 14, 2020 · Community
gibt es Rastplätze?
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Answered by Mirko Jungmann · November 15, 2020 · Community
So weit ich das noch in Erinnerung habe, gibt es keine Rastplätze auf der Strecke
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Rating

3.9
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Sjef Plezier
September 21, 2020 · Community
Mooi bos, maar een saaie wandeling over een pad bestaande uit stenen.
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maandag 21 september 2020 15:36:01
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Mirko Jungmann
August 01, 2020 · Community
Eine nette kleine Runde, aber auch nichts besonderes. Der Altbestand der Laubbäume auf einem kleinen Teil der Wanderung ist allerdings schon sehenswert. Gute Parkmöglichkeit
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2020
Susanne Degwer
May 18, 2020 · Community
wunderschöne alte große Eichen und Buchen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:26 h
Ascent
137 m
Descent
136 m
Highest point
285 m
Lowest point
196 m
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