Near-natural meadows and river sections, semi-wild cattle and horses, wading birds and waterfowl, as well as breeding White Storks – all these are to be seen in the floodplain of the River Lippe. Observation points allow you to experience the nature of the area.
Wet meadows and large flood zones – that is the Ahsewiesen wet meadows nature reserve in the western corner of the District of Soest. It is home to one of the largest breeding populations of the Curlew in South Westphalia.
This small lowland moor in the middle of the agricultural Hellwegbörde is a magnet for wading birds and waterfowl. The loud chorus of numerous Tree Trogs can be heard from afar in the spring and summer.
The Hellwegbörde has been shaped by agricultural use for thousands of years. Deep quarries and stream valleys known as "Schledden", which only hold water after heavy rainfall, provide an insight into the geological history.