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Woeste – Small lowland near Bad Sassendorf-Ostinghausen

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The Woeste is a low moor north of Bad Sassendorf, between the confluence of the River Ahse and the Woeste Stream. It is one of the few remaining low moors in the region. The diverse mosaic of shallow-water and flood zones with ponds, reedbeds and wet grassland has evolved into an important habitat for animals and plants.
easy
Distance 4.8 km
1:10 h
8 m
8 m
This small low moor is primarily a magnet for birds. The 50-hectare site is one of the last remaining calcareous low moors in the region. The observation point allows good views of birds and of the impressive Water Buffalo, which keep the area open.

Author’s recommendation

The observation point is also interesting for photographers.
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Author
Petra Salm
Update: August 16, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
88 m
Lowest point
79 m
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Tips and hints

The spire of the parish church of St. Christophorus towers over the Woeste and is visible from a great distance.

Located nearby, in the former moated castle of Haus Düsse, is the Agricultural Education and Research Institute (landwirtschaftliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt) with its adjacent small deciduous forest. This is reached via a footpath alongside the Ostinghausen sports field.

Start

The church in Ostinghausen (80 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.634991, 8.197767
DMS
51°38'06.0"N 8°11'52.0"E
UTM
32U 444479 5720746
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Destination

The church in Ostinghausen

Turn-by-turn directions

The Woeste can be explored on foot or by bicycle on a partly graveled footpath from Ostinghausen to Lohe.

There is an observation post accessible at ground level in the eastern part of the area. From there, you can either go back the same way or return via the Woesteweg in the east of the area and the Loher Straße to Ostinghausen (about 4.2 kilometres).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Ostinghausen is situated between Soest and Lippstadt. You reach the area via the B 475 trunk road, turning off north of Soest towards Weslarn (L746), driving through Weslarn and in Ostinghausen turning right into Kirchstraße. Or you can drive via Bad Sassendorf on the K 5, K 41 and L 808 toward Ostinghausen.

Address for satnavs: Kirchstraße 14, 59505 Ostinghausen (Bad Sassendorf)

GPS (UTM): 32 U 444490, 5720732

Google coordinates: 51.634941, 8.197505

Parking

At the church in Ostinghausen

Coordinates

DD
51.634991, 8.197767
DMS
51°38'06.0"N 8°11'52.0"E
UTM
32U 444479 5720746
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You are recommended to take binoculars for bird watching.

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Rating

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Mirko Jungmann
August 01, 2020 · Community
Für einen einfachen Sparziergang in Ordnung. Man kommt an einem Storchennest vorbei und ich habe auch Jungstörche gesehen. Wenn ihr die Route abändert und nach der neuen Beschilderung wandert, muss man das nicht die asphaltierte Landstraße gehen. Daher 4 Sterne, wenn die Autoren diese Änderung auch bei dieser Tour übernehmen würden
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When did you do this route? July 14, 2020
Daniel Hildebrandt
August 27, 2017 · Community
Sonntag, 27. August 2017, 16:38 Uhr
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Andreas Weiß
March 12, 2017 · Community
alles im allen ganz nett für einen kurzen Spaziergang, der letzte Kilometer allerdings an der Hauptstraße entlang was die Tour auf 3 Sterne reduziert
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Photo: Andreas Weiß, Community
moor 2
Photo: Andreas Weiß, Community
Sonntag, 12. März 2017, 11:43 Uhr
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Sonntag, 27. August 2017, 16:38 Uhr
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
8 m
Descent
8 m
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