Day hikes in Extertal
With our day hikes in the Extertal you can explore the charming nature. Experience a varied, small-scale landscape with magnificent panoramic mountains, narrow
Gorges, rushing forests and colourful meadows. Experience pure nature and hiking enjoyment. Experience Extertal!
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The chatterbox walk, also known as the “Wonderful Creatures Path”, is five kilometres long and well marked with colourful, artistically designed signposts.
The chatterbox, also known as the “Wonderful Creatures Path”, is five kilometres long and well marked with colourful, artistically designed signposts. Many wondrous creatures, such as “Watch Dragon Theobald” or “Battle Squirrel Rikku” line the path. A special and very popular offer for children is “The treasure of the chatterbox walk”, a mystery walk where many tasks have to be solved. Information boards along the path inform about historical events (e.g. the ghost grave of the White Woman) and wondrous creatures (such as the beech-troll töddl or the forest elf Fimfinella). The route leads along forest roads, forest paths and field trails, only a small section is asphalted. A particularly charming place is the “Drei-Geschwister-Liege”, which offers a fantastic view far into the Hummetal as far as Ith. Shorter variants are available, but not marked
The Patensteig, with the Gersiek Gorge and the Rickbach Gorge, opens up the two most interesting and beautiful valleys in terms of natural history and geology, with their waterfalls and countless boulders.
The Patensteig is today one of the most popular hiking trails in the region and beyond. The idea of the Patensteig was and still is to bring people closer to the beauties of our native nature and to show how important it is to preserve it for future generations. Around 20 information boards point out historical events and occurrences and make local history “experienceable” on site. The trail opens up the most interesting and beautiful valleys and gorges in our region, both in terms of natural history and geology, with their waterfalls and countless erratic blocks. Nature lovers and hikers are richly rewarded for their efforts in mastering the approximately six-kilometre-long circular trail – regardless of the season. But one thing all walkers should always keep in mind: The Patensteig is not only called that, it is also one in many sections (and not a hiking trail). Sure-footedness and appropriate footwear are required.
The “Path of the Senses” leads over a length of seven kilometres through the idyllic Extertal districts of Laßbruch and Kükenbruch and offers magnificent views of the northern Lippe mountain region. Four stations on the circular hiking trail invite you to unfold your senses. At the water whirlpool the emergence of a whirlpool movement can be impressively observed. A prism filled with water splits the light into its individual colour components.