High above the richly structured cultivated landscape Skylarks perform their characteristic flight song. Sometimes you may even see the shy Black Storks circling above the Gelänge Stream valley. The clear waters of the Gelänge offer the storks an ample supply of food and are also home to dragonflies like the Beautiful Demoiselle.
By the wayside and in the late-mown meadows or pastures grazed with only a few animals, you can find rare plant species, such as the Meadow Saxifrage, the Maiden Pink and the Musk Mallow.
You can round your hike off nicely by visiting the exhibition "Mitten drin" (Right in the middle) in the "Touristik" tourism centre of Medebach (limited opening times www.medebach-touristik.de).
Safety informationDogs must be kept on a leash. Please do not leave the paths.
Tips and hintsA new brochure has been published for all nature trails in the Medebach Basin region. It is available from the Tourist Information Office in Medebach, together with a naturalist's rucksack for kids to borrow. You will find all relevant information under www.medebach-touristik.de.
A childrens' interactive game for Gelänge Stream Valley nature trail is available under: www.gelaengebachtal.mede-bucht-spiel.de.
LIFE Project MEDEBACH BASIN - MODULE FOR NATURA 2000 Funding of the project by the North Rhine-Westphalian state government
and the European Community
Ministry of Environment and Nature Conservation, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia www.medebacher-bucht.de
Getting thereThe starting point for exploring the area is the marketplace of Medebach.
Address for satnavs: Niederstraße 6, 59964 Medebach
GPS (UTM): 32 U 495834 5696493
Google coordinates: 51.419721, 8.940068