The lower Lörmecke is a valley with two faces. On the western side of the valley grow ancient, stately deciduous forests, mainly consisting of Beech trees. The forest on the eastern side of the valley is, however, younger. Less than 100 years ago, these slopes were free of forest, as they were grazed by the goats of the nearby village of Kallenhardt. At the "Hohen Stein", a particularly beautiful section of this historically-evolved cultural landscape has been preserved. The Beech forests are at their best in spring when Hollowroot Birthwort, Yellow Anemone and other spring flowers are in bloom. The grazed slopes at the Hoher Stein come alive in spring and summer with the colours of countless pasture-land flowers. Several species of orchid also occur in this area.
Tips, hints and linksOn a distinctive hilltop east of the Lörmecke Valley stands the village of Kallenhardt with its impressive fortified centre and the informative theme route "Rundgang durch Kallenhardt" (circular tour of Kallenhardt). In the nearby Valley of the River Glenne is the Baroque moated castle Wasserschloss Körtlinghausen, which is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped scenery.
Getting thereFrom the L 776 road between Rüthen and Nuttlar south of the village of Kallenhardt, turn off in the direction of "Rabennest". From there, the road to the Wanderparkplatz (hiking car park) "Hohler Stein" is signposted.
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GPS (UTM): 32 U 458927, 5698454
Google coordinates: 51.435936, 8.409235