Handeloh - Undeloh (17 km)

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

134

m

104

m

2

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Dew glistens in the sunlight.

Along the Heidebahn the Heidschnuckenweg leaves the village.

Green meadows with yellow flower heads shine under a blue sky.

A small bridge over the stream.

The narrow path leads into the unknown heath area southwest of Inzmühlen.

The path descends slightly to the Seevetal, disappears into the forest, curves around alders, beeches and oaks.

And approaches in oscillations more or less close to the Seeve, which quietly meanders through the swampy valley in endless bends.

Boggy soil, reflective water holes, moss-covered overturned trees, yellow swabs of marsh marigolds, lush green of leaves, moss and fern.

A jungle in the middle of the Lüneburger Heide.

The path divides at the pier.

Straight ahead, further along the shore, you go with the variant to Wehlen, a small typical heath village.

Five heaths, a forester's lodge, mighty oak trees.

Continue on the narrow access road through the Wehlener Heide and to Wesel.

To the left over the footbridge the Heidschnuckenweg first crosses the Seeve and then the marshy valley bottom, touches the foothills of the Inzmühlener Heide and later the Wehlener Heide, where it meets the Wehlener Weg to Wesel.

In the centre of Wesel are the inn and the witch's house, an old bakery.

In the New Wood north of the village soft, sandy paths through dense mixed deciduous forest.

The fish ponds, also called pastor ponds, are hidden.

Behind the edge of the forest, the open landscape of the Weseler Heide already beckons.

A narrow ridge of hills leads past isolated juniper bushes up to the heath.

The path has dug deep into the soft ground.

At the boulder a bench to rest.

View of the Upper Pastorenteich, idyllically located on the edge of the heath.

The further way at the eastern edge of the forest allows again and again wide views into the undulating, gently sloping Weseler Heide.

Three kilometres from the car park on the country road to Undeloh.

Forest and meadows, soft forest paths and an enchanted forest nature trail.

Finally the first houses of Undeloh.

At the crossroads of the village stands the almost 800-year-old Feldsteinkirche with its free-standing wooden bell tower.

From the outside a pretty photo motif, the simple interior a place of silence and pause.

But not only the Feldsteinkirche is worth a visit.

The Heide-ErlebnisZentrum also awaits you in Undeloh.

Why is the Lüneburger Heide a cultural landscape? How did the heath come into being and how is it maintained? In the Heide-ErlebnisZentrum these and other questions about the cultural landscape of the Lüneburger Heide are answered with modern media.