Theme trail of the protection forest

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Theme trail of the protection forest

Thematic Trail · Wallis
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  • Naturgefahr Lawine
    / Naturgefahr Lawine
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  • Themenweg Schutzwald
    / Themenweg Schutzwald
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  • Beginn
    / Beginn
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  • Totholz
    / Totholz
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  • Verbauung durch Holzschneerechen
    / Verbauung durch Holzschneerechen
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  • / Verbauung durch Holzschneerechen
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  • / Dynamischer Wald
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1350 1500 1650 1800 1950 m km 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 Themenweg Schutzwald - Beginn Themenweg Schutzwald - Naturgefahr Lawine Themenweg Schutzwald - Säbelwuchs Themenweg Schutzwald - Totholz Ritzinger Feldkapelle Themenweg Schutzwald - Weiserflächen Themenweg Schutzwald - Innerer Waldrand Themenweg Schutzwald - Verjüngung Themenweg Schutzwald - Dynamischer Wald Ritzingen Biel

On the theme trail Schutzwald you will learn on a total of 11 post boards and an audio guide about the use and maintenance of a protective forest.
easy
1.4 km
0:45 h
65 m
62 m
A protective forest protects people and infrastructure from natural hazards such as avalanches or rockfall. In the Goms, most of the forest area is designated as a protective forest. In the course of time, the demands on the protection forest have increased. Growing infrastructures (railways, roads, settlements) require a corresponding reduction of the risk of natural hazards. Protection forests must therefore be specially maintained and managed by the Forest Service. On 11 post boards you can find out how this is done in the Ritziger Bawald of Forst Goms. In addition to the boards, you can also play an audio guide on your mobile phone. In it, the forester explains what has to be taken into account when maintaining the protection forest. He will also show you more exciting details. The theme trail Schutzwald is integrated into the Gommer Höhenweg and can easily be walked on as part of the Münster-Bellwald hike. Note: You need a smartphone to play the audio guide. Download the app from GPS tracks. You must scan the QR code on each post board to start the Audio Guide.

Author’s recommendation

Download the app "GPS-Tracks". This allows you to scan the QR code and listen to the audio guide.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1698 m
Lowest point
1618 m

Safety information

Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Verhältnisse und Empfehlungen unter www.obergoms.ch/sommerbericht

Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Information about the protection forest in Goms: www.forstgoms.ch/schutzwald/funktion.php

Start

Reckingen-Gluringen, Bawald (1624 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.466527, 8.217349
UTM
32T 439908 5146181

Destination

Reckingen-Gluringen, Bawald

Turn-by-turn directions

The theme trail Schutzwald starts on the Gommer Höhenweg above Ritzingen, which comes from Gluringen. The starting section of the theme trail is on the Gommer Höhenweg. After the start section, the theme trail separates from the Gommer Höhenweg until you find yourself again on the Höhenweg at the end.

Public transport

By train to the station Biel VS.

Getting there

By car To Biel VS.

Parking

Next to the Furkastrasse in Biel VS you will find a public parking lot with parking meter. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
65 m
Descent
62 m
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