and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Walks in the Black Forest - 5. Leutschenbach, Oberrötenbach

Saturday 13 July 2019 Black Forest 5 - Gremmelsbach, Leutschenbach, Oberrötenbach

7.3 miles, 1500 feet of climbing.

We began the morning with a visit to Lidl for basic supplies. Back to the apartment for coffee and croissants before setting out for another stroll at almost 1pm.
We walked the usual steep road up to Gremmelsbach.

We continued along the road past the village centre. This time we turned off past the Obertal, and turned left up Sommerbergstraße. The road turned into a track, with the obligatory noisy tractor climbing steeply up the first section.

We followed the track as it curved round to Uhrenbuhl,at almost the 2 mile marker. We walked slightly north then east and paused briefly at a seat close to a wooded area.
We continued along tracks and uphill past a house where people were having lunch at a table outside, then past woods and a cafe with cyclists,  then at about mile 3 came to the farm of Mittelgefellhof.

There were some tracks with wire across, and some people in a caravan inside a barn. They didn't seem to know where we should go, but we found our way back on to the road to Leutschenbach.
Lunch in a meadow
This was about 4 miles into the walk.

Dieterlebauern 850m above sea level
The shelter at Dieterle  was ideal for another short break. 

We followed tracks round to a place we'd visited the day before, where several forest tacks and paths met.  one was a track to Oberrötenbach, with the chapel. From there the way to the road junction and down the road from Gremmelsbach to our apartment was straightforward.

Not a flat walk! 
Omelette for dinner! 

We felt we had got to know some of the immediate area quite well. Excellent few days.

1 comment:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Went to Germany once, remember the steep river valley of the Mosel