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Stilleking – Over the former military area south of Lüdenscheid

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    Photo: Michael Breitsprecher, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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    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.
easy
Distance 5 km
1:22 h
83 m
154 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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Michael Breitsprecher
Update: August 29, 2016
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
531 m
Lowest point
381 m
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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

Wanderparkplatz "Werkshagener Straße/Homert" near the Autobahn (506 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.176153, 7.649319
DMS
51°10'34.2"N 7°38'57.5"E
UTM
32U 405584 5670281
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Destination

Wanderparkplatz "Werkshagener Straße/Homert" near the Autobahn

Turn-by-turn directions

A network of different circular trails, the so-called "Ochsentour" leads through the area. A number of information boards explain the points of interest. These trails are marked in the terrain with an ox head symbol and are, in total, around four kilometres long. In addition to the actual tour, it is worth making a detour to the impressive "Gerichtslinde" (court lime tree). There is also a supplementary route which allows you to explore other attractive parts of the area.

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

Werkshagener Straße  58515 Lüdenscheid

GPS (UTM):

Stillekingstr.: 32 U 404695 5672953

Werkshagener Str.: 32 U 405588, 5670311

Google coordinates:

Stillekingstr.: 51.200034, 7.635874

Werkshagener Str.: 51.176466, 7.649379

Parking

Wanderparkplatz "Werkshagener Straße/Homert" near the Autobahn

Coordinates

DD
51.176153, 7.649319
DMS
51°10'34.2"N 7°38'57.5"E
UTM
32U 405584 5670281
w3w 
///brandishing.dream.promising
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Carsten Heckhoff
August 04, 2021 · Community
Schade, dass wenn man beim Parkplatz an der Werkshagener Str. startet, der Rückweg zum Parkplatz (160 Höhenmeter und über einen Km bergauf) nicht mit eingerechnet wird.
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When did you do this route? August 04, 2021
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Irina Schäfer
May 05, 2019 · Community
Wir haben die Tour an einem sonnigen Tag gemacht. Eine Kopfbedeckung und Sonnencreme ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert, da an vielen Stellen die Sonne direkt auf das Feld scheint. Der Weg ist mit den Symbolen sehr gut gekennzeichnet und gut begehbar. Der Turm hat leider nur an bestimmten Tagen geöffnet, drum herum sind aber viele schöne gemütliche Sitzgelegenheiten vom Wanderverein. Die Ochsen waren sichtbar, aber in der Mitte des Feldes. Wollten wohl nicht zu uns kommen:) War aber trotzdem sehr schön. Den Ergänzungsweg können wir von heutigem stand nicht empfehlen, da aufgrund der Unwettergefahr ein Teil des Waldes gesperrt war und der restliche geöffnete Teil nichts besonderes zu bieten hatte.
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Der eingezäunten Bereich
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Eine Gabelung
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Bänke am Turm
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Homert Turm
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Gerichtslinde
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Gerichtslinde
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Im Wald
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Der eingezäunten Bereich
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:22 h
Ascent
83 m
Descent
154 m
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