D · Hiking in the buff on the Grenzsteinweg [31 July 2020]

In the small village of Ringelstein begins the Grenzsteinweg [en: Border Stone Trail], which is a part of a forest route – the 240 km long main hiking trail of the Sauerland. The Grenzsteinweg takes its name from several boundary stones and a customs post, Hiking on the Grenzsteinweg which mark the former border between the duchy of Westphalia and the Bishopric Paderborn. The region is still a border area between the districts of Paderborn, Soest, and the Hochsauerlandkreis, but in the age of GPS, boundary stones no longer play an official role.

The hiked part of Border Stone Trail initially leads along secluded forest paths, although occasionally the traces of the now widespread violent forest management by the forest owners can already be seen here. The second part of the circular route then leads along forest roads typical of the Sauerland Mountains and with lot of gravel – video recordings of this second part of the hike were therefore not made.

Video [0:04:41] “Hiking in the buff on the Grenzsteinweg”:
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