Wet meadows, Willow and Alder forests border the upper reaches of the River Möhne. In recent years, many parts of the River Möhne and its floodplain were restored.
Last century the River Möhne was straightened, its course was moved to the edge of the valley and the floodplain was drained. Recently, sections of the upper and middle courses of the river were restored as part of a European nature conservation project. The upper section of the Möhne now presents itself as a near-natural river with gravel banks, deep scour holes, vertical riverside faces and the typical, meandering course. Kingfishers and Dippers are now at home here, and the rare Black Stork can sometimes be seen. In spring and summer the abundant flowers of Bistort, Meadowsweet and other plants attract a host of insects.
Updated: September 06, 2016
Tips, hints and linksAdjacent to the site described above, the FFH area "Möhne Middle Course" is located west of Rüthen. That area is also well served by the cycle track "Möhnetalradweg". Here you can experience more restored sections of the Möhne river.
If you are planning a longer bicycle tour, Lake Möhne, about 25 kilometres away, is a destination offering a variety of leisure activities.
Getting thereComing from Brilon, you reach the area via the B 516. Coming from from Warstein-Belecke, you should also take the B 516.
GPS (UTM): 32 U 468729, 5699487
Google coordinates: 51.445700, 8.549627
ParkingArriving on the B 516 trunk road from the direction of Brilon, you will find a car park after the turn-off towards Scharfenberg. Along the trunk road there are more parking bays.
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