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Hiking in Luneburg Heath

"Water and Sand" hiking trail in Wolthausen

Distance: 13.2 km | Duration: 3:10 h | Difficulty: easy

Enjoy pure nature on the 8 km long circular hiking trail W17 "Water and Sand", which leads through the eastern forest area of the Wolthausen district of Winsen. Parts of the tour run along the Örtze through hilly terrain.

Wanderweg "Wasser und Sand" in Wolthausen
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Wanderweg "Wasser und Sand" in Wolthausen

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The "Wasser und Sand" hiking trail begins at the Wolthausen hiking car park.


The best way to travel from Campingpark Südheide to the hiking trail is by bike, otherwise the entire route would quickly expand into a day trip.


The circular hiking trail initially leads north through the pine forest. Follow the signs with the middle yellow circle and the pictograms "Water and Sand". Almost the entire route runs through the forest. If you observe the surroundings closely, you will discover old sandbanks that have now been conquered by the forest. It suddenly becomes hilly and the vegetation changes every few meters. It is not uncommon to notice traces of deer crossing. With a bit of luck, some of these forest inhabitants may cross your way.

The path is ideal for children who can walk well. Make sure to wear solid footwear. Effective mosquito repellent is recommended.



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