Since 1994, the former military training area to the south of Lüdenscheid has been a nature reserve. Throughout the decades of military use, no fertilizers had been applied and some very special habitats were able to develop.
Distance 3.2 km
Today, the nature reserve is characterised by extensive rough grazing land, Beech forests, stream-fringing Alder and Ash woods and dwarf shrub heathland. Like in Apricke, the pastures are "maintained" by Heck cattle. The characteristic bird of the Stilleking area is the Meadow Pipit. In good years, the cattle pasture is home to a dozen breeding pairs of this ground-nesting species, which has become rare throughout Germany. Other avifauna rarities are Honey Buzzard, Black Stork and Grey-headed, Black and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. Among the rare plants that have survived here are Heath Milkwort, Sheep's Bit Scabious, Marsh Valerian and Yellow Spreader.
Update: August 29, 2016
Safety informationTo protect the breeding Meadow Pipits it is particularly(!) important to always keep dogs on a lead during the spring and summer months.
Getting thereAddress for satnavs:
Stillekingstraße 58515 Lüdenscheid
ParkingCar park "Bunte Brücke" at the corner of Neuenhoferstraße and Stillekingstraße.
32U 404703 5672967
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