- Summit Tour
- Round trip
- Refreshment stop
Hike from Westfeld up to the "Kahlen Asten", the father of the Sauerland mountains, and enjoy the magnificent view there before hiking back to Westfeld.
Schmallenberg-Westfeld, village park
Schmallenberg-Westfeld, village park
Gastronomy along the Golddorf Route-Westfeld:
For more information on the Rothaarsteig, visit www.rothaarsteig.de or call the free service hotline at +49 2974 / 499 4163. Here we will be happy to advise you on your personal tour planning.
You hike from Westfeld through the nature reserve "Schwarzes Siepen", over the "Hintersten Hohen Knochen" to the "Kahlen Asten", the second highest mountain in the Sauerland. Enjoy the beautiful distant view there before you hike back to Westfeld via the hunting lodges, the "Vorderesten Hohen Knochen".
Important note:Due to logging work, the signposting may be missing on some sections of the trail. We therefore recommend the use of GPS data or the hiking map.The hiking trail belongs to the Rothaarsteig trails and is best marked with a white lying R on a black background and a golden G on a red background.
Wisent and wild animals on the Rothaarsteig - behavior tipsMany species of game live in the forests along the Rothaarsteig. Encounters with red deer, wild boar, mouflon and for some time now also bison are possible. The latter can be encountered on the Rothaarsteig between Albrechtsplatz and Dreiherrenstein.The risks posed by the bison for the normal hiker are low and can be reduced to an absolute minimum by appropriately adapted and respectful behavior.- Walk quietly and inconspicuously at a distance past the animals, do not frighten them and do not look them directly in the eye.- If the animals approach you, remain calm, do not Wenden your back to them, and leave the area without rushing, but always keep your eyes on the animal.- If the animals fall below a distance that makes you uncomfortable, call loudly, whistle, or otherwise make yourself heard. Watch out for threatening gestures!- If sows "chatter their teeth" or bison lower their heads, they are expecting your retreat. Back away!- If you have a dog with you, keep it under control on a leash. If an animal attacks your dog, unleash it! The dog is faster and more agile than you and will definitely find you again!A rescue point system is installed in the Hochsauerlandkreis. You can find rescue points among other things on the information boards of the junctions and hiking signsInformation on the rescue signs on the RothaarsteigMostly hiking trails run away from villages and settlements and every hiker has already thought about what would happen if an emergency were to occur. How can I be found here? Where am I at all? Can the rescue service reach me?But in an emergency things have to happen quickly! For this reason, the Rothaarsteig is equipped throughout with so-called rescue signs. On the green and white plaques, which are attached to the posts of the signposts, there is a number which you must give when making your emergency call. This way, emergency personnel will know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.Please remember that there is currently an increased risk of forest fires due to the drought! Therefore, please observe the following instructions:Observe the legal ban on smoking in the forest - it applies in spring, summer and autumn, more precisely: from March 1 to October 31.Observe the ban on open fires in the forest and within 100 meters of the forest.Take glass out of the forest - the burning glass effect can start forest fires.When it's (too) late:Extinguish small incipient fires if you can do so safely. Carefully inspect the site if necessary.Report fires via"112".Leave the danger area by the shortest route.The forest thanks you!
Westfeld can be reached by bus line S 40. To enter the Golddorf Route, use the bus stop "Sportplatz". From here it is a 3 min walk to the starting point of the route in the village park.to the timetable information: www.rlg-online.deWith theSchmallenberger Sauerland Card you can travel free of charge by bus and train in the region.We recommend you to use the public transport at the beginning of your tour and to position a car at the end point. This way you do not have to follow the bus / train schedule on your hike.
Address for the approach by navigation device: 57392 Schmallenberg-Westfeld, Dorfstraße 24 (Skilanglaufzentrum Westfeld).
You can park in the parking lots in the area of the cross-country ski center / ski lodge.