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Hiking Trail

Weiße Frau - along slopes and rough pastures around Brilon-Rösenbeck

Hiking Trail · Sauerland
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  • Blockwald an der „Weißen Frau“ bei Brilon-Rösenbeck
    / Blockwald an der „Weißen Frau“ bei Brilon-Rösenbeck
    Photo: Werner Schubert, Biologische Station Hochsauerlandkreis
  • / Aussichtspunkt „Weiße Frau“
    Photo: Biologische Station Hochsauerlandkreis
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The more than 550-meter-high valley slopes "Weiße Frau" (White Lady) and "Egge", with their mosaic of valuable forest, cliff and open land habitats, are a fantastic landscape experience.
easy
9.1 km
2:45 h
237 m
237 m
The hike takes you in two loops either through the forest to the viewpoint "Weiße Frau" or to the Egge, which is dominated by open landscape. Both circular trails offer impressive views into the Hoppecke Valley and (on a clear day) as far as the Bruchhauser Steine.

At the summit of the Weiße Frau, you have a good view of the hilly landscape called "Padberger Schweiz" (Padberg Switzerland). On the slopes you hike through scree forests and other valuable forest communities, which are home to orchids like the White Helleborine and the Narrow-leaved Helleborine. The deciduous forests hold breeding populations of such rare bird species as the Stock Dove and the Red Kite.

When walking around the Egge you will experience a mosaic of rough pastures and Mat Grass fields, as well as damp and wet grasslands in the area of springs. In summer, your hike will be accompanied by the songs of Skylarks and Tree Pipits. Botanical eye-catchers include Maiden Pink, Gold thistle and Centaury while the nose is delighted by the Broad-leaved Thyme, whose scent rises when the sun heats the ground in the summer.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
448 m
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Start

Hiking car park "Alte Schule Rösenbeck" (506 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.407662, 8.684248
DMS
51°24'27.6"N 8°41'03.3"E
UTM
32U 478038 5695207
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Destination

Hiking car park "Alte Schule Rösenbeck"

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park, follow the approximately two-kilometre-long eastern circular trail R2 through the woods of the Weiße Frau. A 1.6-kilometre-long cul-de-sac leads to the rock with the observation deck and back.

The western trail R1 with a length of about 3.5 kilometres leads from the car park to the dry grassland in the Egge area and also offers a beautiful view. At some points along both trails you can, on a clear day, see the tall rocks of the Bruchhauser Steine that there are more than 20 kilometres away.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The closest bus stop is called "Rösenbeck, Laurentiusstraße" (about 3 minutes’ walk to the starting point of the hiking trail).

For current timetable information, please visit: http://efa.vrr.de

Getting there

From Brilon, take the B7 trunk road in the direction of Marsberg and turn onto the K58 to Rösenbeck. Inside the village, follow the main road to the church on the right-hand side and turn right into the street "Zur Weißen Frau". On the left-hand side you will see the hiking car park "Alte Schule Rösenbeck".

Address for satnavs: Zur Weißen Frau 7, 59929 Rösenbeck (Brilon)

GPS (UTM): 32 U 478044, 5695213

Google coordinates: 51.407720, 8.684330

Parking

Hiking car park "Alte Schule Rösenbeck". As an alternative in the case of construction work: car park at the nearby church

Coordinates

DD
51.407662, 8.684248
DMS
51°24'27.6"N 8°41'03.3"E
UTM
32U 478038 5695207
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Book "Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken" (ISBN: 9783000481215)

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map "Wanderkarte Brilon", 1 : 25.000 (ISBN: 9783000191503, price: 4.90 €)

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, because some stretches of the trail are unsurfaced and rocky.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
2:45h
Ascent
237 m
Descent
237 m
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