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Stilleking – extra trail over the former military area south of Lüdenscheid

Hiking Trail · Sauerland
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    Photo: Michael Breitsprecher, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
  • / Karte Stilleking
    Photo: Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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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
0:56 h
103 m
61 m
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.
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Author
Michael Breitsprecher
Update: August 29, 2016
Highest point
421 m
Lowest point
337 m

Safety information

To protect the breeding Meadow Pipits it is particularly(!) important to always keep dogs on a lead during the spring and summer months.

Start

Car park "Bunte Brücke" in the Neuenhofer Valley (337 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.200155, 7.636012
DMS
51°12'00.6"N 7°38'09.6"E
UTM
32U 404703 5672967
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Destination

Car park "Bunte Brücke" in the Neuenhofer Valley

Turn-by-turn directions

The supplementary route is north of the "Ochsentour" trail and leads to other attractive parts of the area. From the car park in the Neuenhofer Valley, the trail initially leads in a southward direction.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Stilleking cannot be reached by public transport without involving a long walk of more than 20 minutes.

Getting there

Address for satnavs:

Stillekingstraße  58515 Lüdenscheid

Parking

Car park "Bunte Brücke" at the corner of Neuenhoferstraße and Stillekingstraße.

Coordinates

DD
51.200155, 7.636012
DMS
51°12'00.6"N 7°38'09.6"E
UTM
32U 404703 5672967
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
3.2 km
Duration
0:56 h
Ascent
103 m
Descent
61 m

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