Follow the discovery trail along the Orke stream. 13 information stations provide interesting information about habitats, animals, birds and plants, the previous use of the stream and the nature conservation measures implement under the LIFE project.
Safety informationSome parts of the Orke Stream Trail take you off hard-surfaced paths, leading you through meadows and cattle pastures and into the floodplain. For the experience tour on sometimes wet and slippery paths, you are advised to wear waterproof, sturdy footwear.
Please do not feed the grazing animals (cattle, horses, goats, ducks).
Unsuitable food can cause life-threatening diseases in the animals.
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.
LIFE Project MEDEBACH BASIN - MODULE FOR NATURA 2000 www.medebacher-bucht.de
Getting thereYou can park your car in the centre of Medelon village right on the main street. The starting point of the "Gewässerpfad" trail is marked there by a pavilion. There is alternative access to the area from the "Orketal" hiking car park.
Address for satnavs: Orkestraße 21, 59964 Medelon (Medebach)
GPS (UTM): 32 U 476865, 5668722
Google coordinates: 51.169460, 8.669100
ParkingYou can park at the side of Medeloner Straße. After agreement you can also park at Landhotel Müller or at the parish hall (Pfarrheim) of Medelon.
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