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Apricke – pasture on the outskirts of Hemer

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The former military training area is now a large area of pastureland grazed by herds of wild cattle, horses, goats and sheep. The flower-covered rough pastures are habitats and refuge for endangered plant and bird species.
easy
6.5 km
1:50 h
81 m
81 m
On the former military training area of Apricke, Heck cattle and Dülmen horses today graze the pastures. Heck cattle are the result of so-called targeted back-breeding aimed at creating similar animals to the extinct wild Auerochs, while the endangered Dülmen horses resemble the also extinct European Wild Horse. As both breeds are extremely tough and frugal, they characterize the Apricke landscape even in winter. The grazing keeps the rough pastureland in a state that is suitable for rare breeding birds like the Meadow Pipit and the Stonechat. Tree Pipits, Yellowhammers and Red-backed Shrikes also breed in the area.

In summer nights you can hear the calls of Midwife Toads.

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Michael Breitsprecher
Updated: March 13, 2017
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
332 m
Lowest point
276 m
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Start

car park called "Eingang Deilinghofer Straße des Sauerlandparks Hemer" next to the sports ground. (282 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.382995, 7.787933
DMS
51°22'58.8"N 7°47'16.6"E
UTM
32U 415653 5693113
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Destination

car park called "Eingang Deilinghofer Straße des Sauerlandparks Hemer" next to the sports ground.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park, the trail leads northward and goes past the former tank wash. It then turns eastward towards the village of Apricke. The trail skirts around the village and eventually arcs back to the starting point. You can also shorten the route if you so wish. For instance, on the route "Wilde Weiden" (wild pastures) (4.3 km, 1 h 15 mins) the village of Apricke is only touched and not walked round. Alternatively, you could only circle the fruit garden (1.7 km, 30 mins).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Die Stadt Hemer hat keinen Bahnhof mit regulärem Schienenverkehr mehr. Vom Hauptbahnhof Iserlohn und dem Bahnhof Menden aus fahren verschiedene Buslinien zum Busbahnhof (ZOB) Hemer.
Der Bürgerbus BB Hemer 3 fährt montags bis freitags viermal täglich von Hemer ZOB zu den Haltestellen "Park der Sinne" und "Felsenmeer". Von beiden Haltestellen ist es ein kurzer Fußweg bis zum Startpunkt der Tour. An Samstagen wird die Linie nur vormittags bedient.

Getting there

Deilinghofer Straße (Eingang Deilinghofen des Sauerlandparks Hemer), 57675 Hemer

Achtung: Auch Jahre nach der Landesgartenschau Hemer 2010 haben nicht alle Navigationsgeräte die Deilinghofer Straße verzeichnet.

Adresse für Navigation: Deilinghofer Straße (Eingang Deilinghofen des Sauerlandparks Hemer) 57675 Hemer
GPS (UTM): 32 U 415630, 5693136
Google-Koordinaten: 51.382751, 7.787214

Parking

Neben dem Sportplatz liegt der Parkplatz "Eingang Deilinghofer Straße des Sauerlandparks Hemer".

Coordinates

DD
51.382995, 7.787933
DMS
51°22'58.8"N 7°47'16.6"E
UTM
32U 415653 5693113
w3w 
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Reviews

3.5
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Raimond Schaaf
April 12, 2020 · Community
Die beste Nutzung eines ehemaligen Militärgeländes. Schön wäre es, wenn die Hunde an der Leine geführt werden müssten.
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Ralf Domek
April 10, 2020 · Community
Eine gemütliche Runde in schöner Heidelandschaft
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Freitag, 10. April 2020, 13:38 Uhr
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Freitag, 10. April 2020, 13:38 Uhr
Übersichtskarte Apricke

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
1:50h
Ascent
81 m
Descent
81 m
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