- cultural / historical
Züschen - Winkhausen /
The Hochsauerland Kammweg offers hiking pleasure from Züschen to Winkhausen. On 34 km the hiker can expect an intensive, wooded nature experience and beautiful resting places and sights, such as at the Kahlen Asten with Lennequelle and Hochheide.
Hiking portal TI / Parking Webesplatz Züschen
From Züschen at about 470m above sea level, the route goes via the Kreuzweg to the Hackelberg (690m) and further through the Züschen forest up to the Ziegenhellen (816m), the center of a star-shaped mountain massif that reaches a proud 10km in diameter. An energy-sapping climb that is rewarded with a beautiful view.
On the Ziegenhellen, the Hochsauerland-Kammweg meets the Sauerland-Höhenflug and continues with it to the northwest. Through the lonely forests on the Rothaar ridge, the trail continues without major climbs in quiet nature past the Zwistberg (744m) to the small forest village of Mollseifen.
A little later follows the ascent to the Kahlen Asten, certainly the most famous mountain in the Sauerland. With an excellent view, the Hochsauerland-Kammweg continues over the heath landscape of the Kahlen Asten to the source of the Lenne. The captured spring, which only carries water periodically, is located at an altitude of 820m and is thus the highest spring in northwest Germany.
Via Altastenberg the Hochsauerland-Kammweg now heads north to the Großes Bildchen, a pass at 708m above sea level. Here the Kammweg turns west and continues to the Rolandshütte. From here it goes in a long forest hike via Waldemei (724m), Schellhorn (660m) and Weißes Kreuz (500m) down to Winkhausen in Schmallenberg.
Bus 356 stop Züschen-Mitte; from Altastenberg back to the starting point S40 to Winterberg further 356; from Winkhausen back S40 u. 356 s.o.