This is the view from the top of the Lemelerberg , a hill (77 meter height), the view showing the rainshowers over the city of Zwolle which is at about 25 km distance from this hill. Cumulonimbus is the type of cloud shown.
The Lemelerberg is a moraine and naturepark with heath that is located west of the little village Lemele and northeast of Lemelerveld. According to the National Triangulation the hill is 77 meters above sea level and thus making it one of the higher points of the province of Overijssel . The hill is about 60 meters above its surroundings and is a prominent point in the landscape. In 2001 the foundation : Landscape Overijssel got the entire area in ownership by the purchase of the : "Park in 1813" so now she manages the entire hill and it's nature .
Geology and landscape
The Lemelerberg and connected Archemerberg both adjacent arose from the last ice age , the Saalien . The Sallandse hills and other hills in the area were then formed. The advancing ice sheets have pushed large quantities of frozen sand , gravel and clay , mainly deposited by rivers , and as large scale of roof tiles stacked together. This material carried by the ice , the ground moraine , boulder clay with many boulders from Scandinavia , one can find along the edge of the moraine . In many places the boulder clay eroded , leaving a salting stone.
Northwest of the moraine came drifting sand areas . The sand dunes are primarily the result of human activities such as burning, cutting , sod and stabbing , which easily occurred spray and sand dunes were blown. Along the flanks of the high moraine a new relief occured because of this.
The moraines in Lemele are cool in shape and very representative of the glacial landscape in the Netherlands .
The nature of the Heath is a diverse area , consisting of forest and heath. In the nature reserve are a number of trails . These trails are maintained by the province of Overijssel . The area is partly inhabited by the ant lion ( insect .. ) .
On top of the Heath is a very large boulder , the Big Stone . People used to be thought that this was bedrock . Between the two world wars the stone has been largely excavated and thus it is established that it is a boulder , embedded in coarse material .