Who knows forest and nature? Family hiking day around the Heesfeld mill

Hiking is fun and something for the whole family. But due to the Corona pandemic, we were denied this pleasure for a long time. After three years, our employees and their families were finally able to go hiking again. For the children it was an exciting experience, because they also went on a treasure hunt.


In the best Sauerland summer weather, the families met at the Heesfeld mill, a lovingly restored cultural monument with a water mill. At the beginning of the six-kilometer hike, all the children - and a few enterprising adults - received a treasure map. On it, there were some tricky tasks that had to be solved around the topics of forest and nature.


After the first strenuous climb (gradient 18%) everyone was rewarded with a water ice, which should then be enough motivation for the remaining kilometers. The route continued from Heesfeld via Halverscheid in the direction of Grünewald, past countless farms and paddocks, and then over mountains back to the Heesfelder mill.


There, a richly stocked treasure chest was waiting for everyone, and the children in particular took great pleasure in it. And Teresa Brunsmeier, the good soul of the mill, gave them a special highlight for the day: a visit to Günther and Gustav in the pasture.


And while the children were allowed to touch, pet and feed the cows, Teresa told them where she got the animals, how much they weigh and what to look out for when petting and feeding them. The children visibly enjoyed themselves and the tame cows had their food. And the adults did not go empty-handed either, as they celebrated the end of the beautiful hiking day with sausages, salads and refreshing drinks.