- Summit tour
- Round trip
- Refreshment stop
Hike from Westfeld up to the "Kahler 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:
Further information about the Rothaarsteig can be found at www.rothaarsteig.de and by calling the free service hotline on +49 2974 / 499 4163, where we will be happy to advise you on your personal tour planning.
You hike from Westfeld through the "Schwarzes Siepen" nature reserve, over the "Hintersten Hohen Knochen" to the "Kahler Asten", the second highest mountain in the Sauerland. Enjoy the beautiful views there before hiking back to Westfeld via the hunting lodges and the "Vorderesten Hohen Knochen".
Important note:Due to logging work, the signposting may be missing on some sections of the trail. We therefore recommend using the GPS data or the hiking map.The hiking trail is one of the Rothaarsteig trails and is clearly marked with a white horizontal R on a black background and a golden G on a red background.
Bison and wildlife on the Rothaarsteig - behavioral tipsMany species of game live in the forests along the Rothaarsteig. Encounters with red deer, wild boar (wild sows), mouflon and, more recently, bison are possible. You may encounter the latter on the Rothaarsteig between Albrechtsplatz and Dreiherrenstein, but the risks posed to normal hikers by bison are low and can be reduced to an absolute minimum by appropriate and respectful behavior.- Walk calmly and inconspicuously past the animals at a distance, do not frighten them and do not look them directly in the eye.- If the animals approach you, remain calm, do not turn your back on them and leave the area without rushing, but always with a view of the animal.- If the animals fall below a distance that makes you uncomfortable, call loudly, whistle or make yourself heard in another way. Watch out for threatening gestures!- If sows "chatter their teeth" or bison lower their heads, they expect you to retreat. Move back!- If you have a dog with you, keep it under control on a lead. If an animal attacks your dog, take it off the lead! The dog is faster and more agile than you and will definitely find you again!A rescue point system has been installed in the Hochsauerland district. Rescue points can be found on the information boards at junctions and hiking signs, among other placesInformation about the rescue signs on the RothaarsteigMost hiking trails run away from towns and settlements and every hiker has thought about what would happen if an emergency were to occur. How can I be found here? Where am I anyway? Can the emergency services reach me?In an emergency, things have to happen quickly! That's why the Rothaarsteig is equipped with so-called rescue signs throughout. The green and white plaques attached to the posts of the signposts have a number that you must give when making an emergency call. This means that the emergency services know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.Please bear in mind 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 fall, 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 cause forest fires.When it is (too) late:Extinguish small incipient fires if you can do so safely. Check the area carefully if necessary.Report fires via"112".Leave the danger zone by the shortest route.The forest will thank you!
You can reach Westfeld on the S 40 bus line. To start the Golddorf Route, get off at the "Sportplatz" stop. From here it is a 3-minute walk to the starting point of the route in the village park.To the timetable information: www.rlg-online.deWith theSchmallenberg Sauerland Card you can travel free of charge by bus and train in the region.
Address for directions using a navigation device: 57392 Schmallenberg-Westfeld, Dorfstraße 24 (Westfeld cross-country skiing center).
You can park for free in the parking lots in the area of the cross-country skiing center / ski hut.