Letzte Ausläufer Ardeygebirge (47)

The foothills of the Ardey Hills start at the Ruhr; extensive possibilities for hiking
  • Essen is situated on a range which belongs to the northwest foothills of the Ardey Hills. They form the watershed between the Ruhr and the Emscher rivers. The courses of the streams divide here into the Emscher or the Ruhr. Along the Ruhr, the Ardey Hills have a pronounced mountainous character. The landscape is dominated by great differences in height, steep rocky slopes and deep valleys. Viewed from north to south, the Ardey Hills present themselves from a softer side with sweeping hills of woods and meadows.

    Description of route

    From the Finefraustraße stop
    700 m to the Ardey Hills

    Turn right into Gottfried-Wilhelm-Straße, turn left into Mausegattstraße, then left into Rübezahlstraße, left onto Hexentaufe and follow the road to Frankenstraße, turn right and walk until you reach the Ruhr

    Nature walk