The “Pivitker Wasserweg” was awarded on 16 August 2018, in the context of the 118th German Hiking Day, by the German Hiking Association as a quality hiking trail “nature pleasure” and promises variety and pure nature!
The Pivitker Wasserweg has the shape of an 8 and a length of approx. 5.2 km. The circular route runs along the Hasselbach for long stretches and connects the three reservoirs Donoper Teich, Hasselbachstausee and Krebsteich and also passes the Blauer See.
Before you follow the Panoramaweg it is worth making a detour to the Hiddeser Bent! Just follow the destination sign “Hiddeser Bent”.
The “Hiddeser Bent” raised bog is the last surviving hillside bog in the Teutoburg Wald. The formation of the raised bog began as early as 7000 BC and still provides a habitat for many highly specialised and highly endangered plants and animals. Due to ascending rain and cold air, the climate is cool and humid, which enables the settlement of peat mosses.
From pond to pond
On a clockwise hike along the trail marked with a tree and an F on a yellow background, we soon reach an idyllic floodplain forest, some of which we cross on wooden footbridges:
the wooden footbridges can be very smooth in wet weather.
After the wild boar enclosure we reach the forest ponds, from whose banks we can observe water birds. The rest of the way offers us plenty of shady forest and we soon reach another game reserve, where we can see roe deer with a little luck.
In the further course we pass the restaurant on the Landwehrweg and can enjoy several beautiful views of Lemgo. The trail follows the medieval country defence, which was built around Lemgo until the Thirty Years’ War and protected the Lemgo Mark from predatory gangs. We soon turn right and head downhill through the forest towards the town.
Now we reach then to the end of the round our parking lot at the Heitkämpen again.