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Wemkendorfer Wasserweg

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An idyllic circular hiking trail with start and finish at the Wemkendorfer Krug. The path leads in small parts along little-traveled asphalt roads but mostly on sandy paths through the landscape. A highlight of the tour is the OOWV's drinking water educational trail. The hiking trail is marked with a white W on a black background!
Distance 6.7 km
1:37 h
5 m
6 m
17 m
11 m
The Wemkendorfer Krug is a good starting point for this circular route. You can stop there at the beginning or at the end of your walk. If you are lucky, you can see birds of prey in the neighboring pasture that do their rounds hunting. The path leads you either on small asphalt roads, but mostly on sandy paths through the landscape. You will pass the waterworks of the Oldenburg-East Frisian Water Association. Here you can visit the drinking water educational trail, which is open all year round, free of charge. You will learn a lot about groundwater, water use, water pumping and drinking water distribution. If you register in advance, the OOWV also offers free guided tours through the waterworks and the nature trail. http://www.oowv.de/wissen/lehrpfade-und-infostandorte/informationereinrichtungen/trinkwasserlehrpfad-in-nethen/

 

Immediately afterwards you have to cross Wiefelsteder Straße. You should be careful here as the cars go very fast here. On the other side of the main road you come back to a sandy path. On the left you can see the ponds belonging to the OOWV waterworks. On the right side you can see a former quarry pond that is used privately today. The sand path leads you to the Molberger, on which you turn left. After about 100 meters you will see the entrance to the "Steenforths-Moor" on the right side of the street. Various habitats such as forest, Sanmagerrasen and wet meadow can be seen on the site. Small signs along the way draw attention to the special features of the area. You can eat from the numerous fruit trees. You can find an information flyer on both of the OOWV's educational trails here. It is worthwhile to look at this area as a whole, because the paths and nature are particularly beautiful here. The Nethener Kirchweg leads you through an idyllic landscape with fields and meadows on both sides. Here you can still experience the Ammerland park landscape in its original form. The fields are crossed by hedgerows, the paths are lined with avenues of trees. In places you are near the motorway, but most of the time you will be amazed at the peace and quiet during the walk. At harvest time, you may also see the farmers' agricultural machines in action. Then the rest is interrupted, but it is also an experience. The path can be walked in all seasons and enables you to experience it in an impressive way. In the mornings and evenings, with a bit of luck, you will encounter rabbits and deer. There are various ways to shorten or lengthen the route. Author & Photos: Marlis Puls

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Update: September 29, 2021
Highest point
17 m
Lowest point
11 m

Safety information

The trail is marked with a white W on a black background in both directions!

Start

Wemkendorfer Krug, Nordpol 6, 26215 Wiefelstede (16 m)
Coordinates:
DD
53.266554, 8.144453
DMS
53°15'59.6"N 8°08'40.0"E
UTM
32U 442938 5902264
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Destination

Wemkendorfer Krug, Nordpol 6, 26215 Wiefelstede

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Coordinates

DD
53.266554, 8.144453
DMS
53°15'59.6"N 8°08'40.0"E
UTM
32U 442938 5902264
w3w 
///rinks.pimples.ghostly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.7
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Nadine G
August 14, 2019 · Community
Ich bin heute Mittag die Strecke mit den Hunden gelaufen und sie hat mir gefallen. Schöne Wege, gut gekennzeichnet und es war nicht all zu viel los. Das Steenforths-Moor ist wirklich schön und auch der Rest der Landschaft macht Spaß.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2019
Michael Schmitt
March 17, 2019 · Community
Heute mal diese Runde bei wechselhaften Wetter gegangen. Ideal mit dem Hund zu gehen, da hier viele Auslaufmöglichkeiten sind. Schöne Tour für einen Sonntag Nachmittag.
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When did you do this route? March 17, 2019
Steenforths-Moor
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Wolfram Seppel 
August 03, 2018 · Community
Eine angenehm zu gehende Tour, egal ob im Sommer oder Winter. Die Highlights sind der Trinkwasserlehrpfad und (noch viel mehr) das Steenforths-Moor. Hier sollte man unbedingt den Rundweg durch die unterschiedlichen Biotoptypen mitnehmen.
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When did you do this route? July 15, 2018
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Steenforths-Moor

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Distance
6.7 km
Duration
1:37 h
Ascent
5 m
Descent
6 m
Highest point
17 m
Lowest point
11 m

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