You can get an idea of the havoc wreaked by Storm Kyrill in January 2007 by walking along the "Kyrillpfad". Not far from here is the source of the Eder, which was renatured in 1991. The area below the Eder source consists of low moorland. A plank walkway enables you to go dry-footed a short way into the Birch swamp forest here. In the patchy shade of the trees, plant species that tolerate wet and acidic soils thrive, including various ferns and cotton grasses, Wood Horsetail and Woodrush.
The forests are the habitat of numerous woodpeckers, such as the Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, as well as various species of owl, such as Tengmalm's Owl and Pygmy Owl.
The centre point of the District of Siegen-Wittgenstein is located in the area and is marked by a boulder.
Safety informationkeine Angabe
Tips and hintsWaldinformationszentrum (forest information centre) at Forsthaus Hohenroth with adjoining game enclosure and Café: www.waldland-hohenroth.de
Getting thereComing from Netphen-Walpersdorf, drive the L 719 road, then proceed towards Benfe on the L 720 and at the crest turn left onto the L 722. Coming from Hilchenbach-Lützel, take the L 722 until you reach the Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) opposite the entrance to the Forsthaus "Hohenroth".
Address for satnavs: Kohlenstraße, 57250 Netphen
GPS (UTM): 32 U 443800, 5642514
Google coordinates: 50.931143, 8.197819
ParkingWanderparkplatz opposite the entrance to Forsthaus "Hohenroth".
Further car parks along the Eisenstraße.