Liesetal und Hilmesberg – Liese Valley and Hilmesberg Mountain north of Hallenberg
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Feuchtwiesen im Liesetal bei Hallenberg-LiesenPhoto: Werner Schubert, Biologische Station Hochsauerlandkreis
The bottom of the Liese Valley is used as grassland, so that the forest is restricted to the valley slopes, except for a narrow Alder gallery forest bordering the stream. The species-rich wet grassland in the valley flowers colourfully in May and June. Here you can find among the countless flowers such special species as the buttercup-yellow Globeflower or the Broad-leaved Marsh Orchid, a native species of orchid.
Between May and September, you can catch sight of the Red-backed Shrike on top of thorn bushes and hedges in the Liese Valley. Also listen out for the typical "krrrraeh" call of the Nutcracker which is often heard in the Liese Valley.
You get a great view of the valley itself from the Hilmesberg, on which the mountain heath is particularly attractive when the heather is blooming in late summer.
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.mede-bucht-spiel.de.
You can obtain the flyer published by the Biologische Station Hochsauerlandkreis about the "Naturweg Liesetal" locally from Touristik Liesen (Dorfstraße 26, limited opening times) or here as a download.
LIFE Project MEDEBACH BASIN - MODULE FOR NATURA 2000 www.medebacher-bucht.de
Note: The route of the nature trail has meanwhile been changed and is therefore not shown correctly in either the flyer or the book!
Public transportThe closest bus stop if you are arriving from the direction of Medebach is called "Liesen, Dorfstraße", and if you are arriving from the direction of Hallenberg, the stop is called “Liesen, Am Mühlenbach” (about 5 minutes’ walk to the starting point of the trail).
For current timetable information, please visit: http://efa.vrr.de
By roadYou reach the area by turning into the hiking car park "Am Hilmesberg" in the sharp bend in the village of Liesen - if you are coming from the direction of Hallenberg, that is a left turn, and if you are coming from the direction of Medebach it is a right turn.
Address for satnavs: Dorfstraße 29, 59969 Liesen (Hallenberg)
GPS (UTM): 32 U 472928, 5665451
Google coordinates: 51.139880, 8.613030
ParkingHiking car park "Am Hilmesberg"
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