The Drover Heide is a former military training area and today a nature reserve. About 120 ha of the total area is accounted for by the actual heathland, 290 ha on forest areas, 150 ha are fenced and grazed by cattle and goats, so that the heath is kept short. To date, more than 130 bird species have been observed in the area. Among the birds you can see are Meadow Pipit, European Stonechat, Red-backed Shrike, Wood Lark and Eurasian Nightjar.
Access from the village of Drove or Stockheim by foot or by bike. If you arrive by car, leave the car on the parking at the K28. See the P on the map. (https://goo.gl/maps/PWPt6zQMpxKUtgzL9). The walking route shown on the map is about 12 km.
Terrain and HabitatMoors/heathland, Forest
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitSpring, Summer
RouteWide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In the nature reserve you can only walk on marked trails. Some areas and trails can be seasonally closed during the breeding season for the protection of breeding birds. Please note the information!