Located between the rivers Möhne and Ruhr, the Arnsberg Forest Nature Reserve forms part of the Arnsberg Forest Nature Park. Beech and Spruce trees dominate the hillsides while sparse Alder and Oak forests accompany the streams.
The circular trail "Neuhaus" takes you to the restored Heve stream. At various points you come right to the water and can find insect larvae and freshwater shrimps. On your hike, you have a good chance to hear the calls of Black Woodpecker and Raven. The flowery roadsides attract numerous insects, such as the Silver-washed Fritillary. Various species of dragon- and damselfly flit along the stream in search of food.
Updated: September 14, 2016
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Tips, hints and links
There is a leaflet "Entlang von Heve und großer Schmalenau" which describes the route. This can be obtained in the Gaststätten "Tackenberg" and "Schürmann" or you can download it at www.life-bachtaeler.de. You can enjoy an impressive view over the Arnsberg Forest from the Möhneturm tower or from the Lörmecke-Turm, which is located between Warstein and Meschede.
Neuhaus (238 m)
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In Neuhaus, take the hiking trail A 7. On your right you will see the Heve stream. On this circular route you will see a stream valley that has been freed of Spruce trees and a Spruce plantation that was flattened by hurricane Kyrill in 2007 and is now being reforested by natural regeneration. Before you return to the starting point, you cross an area which has been designated as a wilderness area.
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From Soest, you can take the bus line R49 to Körbecke, and travel to Neuhaus from there by bus line 605.
From the B 229 trunk road between Möhnesee and Breitenbruch, turn off in the direction of Neuhaus. Shortly after the town entrance sign of Neuhaus, the car park "An der Heve/Neuhaus" is situated opposite the restaurant "Tackeberg". This is the starting point of the circular route "Neuhaus".
Address for satnavs: Neuhaus, 59519 Neuhaus (Möhnesee)