Grootste niet-commerciele geocaching netwerk
Geopaths - Maak je eigen geoartpagina
Statistieken, GPX, zoeken. alles voor niets
Mails ontvangen over nieuwe caches en logs
Alle geocaching mogelijkeden 100% gratis
You have to be logged-in in order to perform operations on this cache.
stats
Show cache statistics
GeoWolf 2: The Iron Rhine - OB1B42 Cache of month
Fens, moors and forests highlight "De Meinweg", an official nature reserve near Roermond.
Owner: GeoWolf
Please log in to see the coordinates.
Altitude: 0 m. ASL.
 Region: Netherlands > Limburg (NL)
Cache type: Multicache
Size: Regular
Status: Ready for Search
Time required: 4:00 h    Distance to travel: 10.00 km
Date hidden: 07-03-2002
Date created: 28-10-2017
Date published: 28-10-2017
Last modification: 30-01-2018
2x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
54 visitors
2 x rated
Rated as: n/a
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: harrieklomp
In order to view coordinates and
the map of caches
you must be logged in
Cache attributes

Long hike  Ticks  Parking area nearby  Bike recommended  Listed at Opencaching only  Nature  Access by walk  This cache can only be done at certain times of day or week  

Please read the Opencaching attributes article.
Description EN

The Meinweg is one of the few places in the Netherlands where the rare adder still lives. On a sunny day in early spring, you may stumble upon a snake warming up on a sandy trail after hibernation.

Toward the German border, the landscape undulates into heathy moorland speckled with ponds, pines and birch trees. It's an area of a stunning beauty in all seasons and though you are near one of Europe's most densely populated and highly industrialized areas, the Ruhr region, you are likely to experience a strong sense of isolation. But this paradise for those in search of silence will soon be lost, as the rumbling monster of the Iron Rhine is about to awaken.

The Iron Rhine is a 19th century rail connection between the Belgian port of Antwerp and the industrial heart of Germany. The line cuts right through the Meinweg and has been rusting away for many years. Restoring the ancient railway is a simple and cheap alternative for the ever-increasing number of heavy lorries, congesting the roads between Antwerp and Germany. So the Netherlands and Belgium have reached agreement on reviving the old track. There was much opposition in the Netherlands, but in the United States of Europe policy on freight transportation focuses on encouraging transport by rail and over water.

Within a few years, dozens of heavy transports will roar through the forests of the Meinweg each day. So, cherish the silence and solitudes of this national park while you still can. It's a 10 km hike. Plan on half a day here enjoying nature and cachehunting.

Park your car on the bank of the Iron Rhine at N 51°09.616' E006°06.043' and walk to N 51°10.081' E006°06.133'.

Then navigate to N 51°10.879' E006°07.360', where you'll find a three-digit number. You'll probably see the numbered object before you notice the trail leading towards it, so follow the main track a little further. The GeoWolf cache is located at:
N 51°10.(number - 6)
E006°08.(number - 76)

Walk to N 51°10.886' E006°07.611' and home in to the cache from there. The cache is buried close to a familiar object, but you don't have to dig.

Afterwards, you can navigate straight back to your car or you may consider to visit another beautiful place: the valley of the Roode Beek (N 51°08.926' E006°09.285'). It's near the track of the Iron Rhine and afterwards you can follow the railway back to the parking lot.

Happy hunting!
GeoWolf & Autoresto

Additional hints
You must be logged-in to see additional hints
Log entries: Found 2x Not found 0x Note 0x Picture 4x All entries Gallery