This stage of the trail through the High Westerwald passes the Seitenstein and the Secker Weiher lakes. The highlight is the wild, romantic Holzbach gorge near Seck.
The trail passes right by the Secker Weiher lakes, which lie between Rennerod and Westerburg. On the banks of the largest lake there is a campsite with restaurant. The main attraction of this stage of the trail is the Holzbach gorge, which begins near the Dappricher Hof café near Seck. The gorge is about one kilometre long and almost 20 metres deep. Broken up basalt boulders and fallen trees give the narrow valley its wild and romantic character.
For families with children: Holzbach gorge with educational nature trail
Rest stopsRestaurant Pizzeria La Vita
Die Mühlenbäcker Filiale Rennerod
Hofcafé Hofgut Dapprich
Alte Landsratsvilla Hotel Bender
Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.Take enough liquid with you. There are not always places to stop for refreshments.Please wear walking shoes appropriate for the trail, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, then you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide uneven surfaces, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect path impairments of this kind when you undertake a hike.Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.
Tips and hints
Getting thereFrom the south and north: via the B54 to the Rennerod exit
From the east and west: via the B255 to the Rennerod exit
ParkingRennerod, on Bahnhofsstraße or Friedhofsweg
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
Suitable weatherproof clothing
- 26 Waypoints
- 26 Waypoints