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Two lakes

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Borner lake

This short walk goes from the Borner lake through a fairytale forest to the Swalm river that you follow for a while. At the Harik lake you pass the Mühlrather Mühle watermill which dates from 1447. Then you walk through the Laarer Bach a moist area with meadows and fields.

Distance: 6 km.

Time: 1h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Blue rectangle with letter W.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Zwei Seen.

The walk starts at the edge of the Borner lake. This nature reserve is home to many bird species. The route then continues through an authentic forest area, along the Swalm, to the Harik lake and to the Mühlrather Mühle. You also walk along the Mühlrather Hof in the Schwalmtal. From here you walk along smaller forests to the Laarer Bach. It winds through moist areas, past fields and meadows. On this typical Lower Rhine walking route, hikers encounter silent witnesses from history. This includes the Borner Mühle mentioned for the first time in 1412. Until 1960, the millers maintained the milling company. In Born, which belongs to Brüggen, the church of St. Peter has been in its current location since at least 1136. The Borner lake was created by peat cutting in the 17th century. After dredging the lake in 1976, it now serves as a retention basin for the region. The Mühlrather Mühle dates from 1447 and was originally a linseed and oil mill. In 1905, the mill was equipped with an iron water wheel to provide sufficient power for a sawmill. Another silent witness from the past finds the walker on the ground: the rails belonged to the railway line from Brüggen to Dülken that was shut down in 1975.

Mühlrather Mühle watermill

Well marked.

Map & Poi's.