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Hiking Trail

Oberes Edertal - Upper Eder Valley north-east of Netphen

· 2 reviews · Hiking Trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein
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  • Moorwald im oberen Edertal
    / Moorwald im oberen Edertal
    Photo: Ursula Siebel
  • / Karte Oberes Edertal
    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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The Rothaar ridge with the headwaters of the Eder, Sieg and Lahn is a location of rare habitats and a refuge for rare species. Extensive Beech forests, moors and open stream valleys characterise this region.
easy
12.8 km
3:30 h
210 m
210 m
The rivers Eder, Lahn and Sieg have their sources in the European nature reserve "Rothaar Ridge and Meadow Valleys". In the area of the Rothaar Mountain ridge, there are extensive beech forests, moors with boggy meadows and Birch swamp forests, as well as open stream valleys with species-rich meadows and pastures.

You can get an idea of the havoc wreaked by Storm Kyrill in January 2007 by walking along the "Kyrillpfad". Not far from here is the source of the Eder, which was renatured in 1991. The area below the Eder source consists of low moorland. A plank walkway enables you to go dry-footed a short way into the Birch swamp forest here. In the patchy shade of the trees, plant species that tolerate wet and acidic soils thrive, including various ferns and cotton grasses, Wood Horsetail and Woodrush.

The forests are the habitat of numerous woodpeckers, such as the Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, as well as various species of owl, such as Tengmalm's Owl and Pygmy Owl.

The centre point of the District of Siegen-Wittgenstein is located in the area and is marked by a boulder.

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Ursula Siebel
Updated: March 10, 2020

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
650 m
Lowest point
523 m
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Safety information

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Tips, hints and links

Waldinformationszentrum (forest information centre) at Forsthaus Hohenroth with adjoining game enclosure and Café: www.waldland-hohenroth.de

Start

Hiking car park opposite entrance to Forsthaus "Hohenroth", Netphen (649 m)
Coordinates:
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50.930986, 8.197314
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50°55'51.5"N 8°11'50.3"E
UTM
32U 443592 5642457
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Destination

Hiking car park opposite entrance to Forsthaus "Hohenroth", Netphen

Turn-by-turn directions

There are several trails through the area. The shortest is the path around the Forsthaus (forester's lodge) Hohenroth. There is also a soil education trail, which was established by the Geological Survey in cooperation with the Forestry Department of Siegen-Wittgenstein.

The circular trail starts at the car park adjacent to the "Eisenstraße". At the nine stations of the audio path of the Rothaarsteig Association, you can download information by means of a QR code or alternatively by making a phone call, and can then listen on your smartphone.

The longest alternative leads along the Rothaarsteig trail through the Eder Valley down to Altenteich, past the village of Lützel, along the west flank of the Rothaarkamm mountain ridge and back up to Forsthaus Hohenroth. Two east-west cross-connections allow further variations of the route. You can also use other car parks along the Eisenstraße to access the trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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Getting there

Coming from Netphen-Walpersdorf, drive the L 719 road, then proceed towards Benfe on the L 720 and at the crest turn left onto the L 722. Coming from Hilchenbach-Lützel, take the L 722 until you reach the Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) opposite the entrance to the Forsthaus "Hohenroth".

Address for satnavs: Kohlenstraße, 57250 Netphen

GPS (UTM): 32 U 443800, 5642514

Google coordinates: 50.931143, 8.197819

Parking

Wanderparkplatz opposite the entrance to Forsthaus "Hohenroth".

Further car parks along the Eisenstraße.

Coordinates

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50.930986, 8.197314
DMS
50°55'51.5"N 8°11'50.3"E
UTM
32U 443592 5642457
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Buch „Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken“ (ISBN: 9783000481215)

Equipment

Sturdy footwear is recommended

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Reviews

3.5
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Gabi Nottbrock
May 20, 2020 · Community
leider recht viel breiter Schotterweg (Rothaarsteig) aber schöner Blick ins Edertal
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Sandra
May 30, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
210 m
Descent
210 m
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