Of magical creatures and flying gemstones (Lutter cycle path South Tour 28 km)

    What can you expect to experience on the South Tour of the Lutter cycle path?

    Follow the tracks of the fish otter, find out whether brown water can be clean and how deconstructing a barrage dam can change a habitat. With a little luck you may encounter magical creatures and flying gemstones, or perhaps even the bearer of glad tidings…

    12 stations provide detailed information about the “Lutter” nature protection project

    Course of the South Tour of the Lutter cycle path


    The South Tour of the Lutter cycle path along the heath brook Lutter also starts at the car park in Bargfeld. It is located next to a near-natural pond. The Schmalwasser brook with its waters browned by peat flows through Bargfeld. The ecological disadvantages of pond farming are explained at the former fish-pond area north-east of Bargfeld. 

    The South Tour then proceeds to a viewing platform at  Postmoor . It continues via Eldingen and Luttern to the point where the rivers Lutter und Lachte converge near Jarnsen, known as Jarnser Paradise. The River Lutter is especially beautiful at this point, hidden away in the forest with a natural lake close by. With a little luck, you might be able to watch a kingfisher hunting for food. This is also the most southerly point of the tour. 

    The South Tour of the Lutter cycle path returns via Hohnhorst, past Wohlenrode and through Eldingen, where it takes a westerly curve and a detour to Schaefermoor (Shepherd’s Moor) before progressing to Endeholz. The rare tree frog lives here in a moorland forest. A little further to the south lies a renaturated section of the river Lutter. 

    The tour then follows the Lutter to the north of Bargfeld. An information board draws a comparison between drainage trenches and near-natural brooks. You will then return to the starting point.


    The South Tour of the Lutter cycle path is also very suitable for families with children.

    Characteristics

     

    length:  28 km

     

    Path conditions:  The routes follow firm forest and field pathways, agricultural tracks and cycle paths adjacent to public roads.

    Most of the cycle paths along the Lutter cycle tour are not paved. Some of the forest tracks can be dusty or muddy depending on the weather and therefore difficult to navigate by bicycle. If a larger group tour is planned, for instance a school class trip, then teachers and parents should check the condition of the paths in advance. But they are usually good...

     

    Signposting:  The pictogram shown here lines the entire route of both tours.

     

    Directions to Bargfeld car park  

    The car park in Bargfeld is located at the fork in the road to Räderloh. Turn left at the fork and you will find the car park after 100 metres on the right next to a near-natural pond. 

     

    Coordinates:  N 52° 42.38559', E 010° 20.81424'

     

    Recommended bicycles:  touring / trekking bikes