Mattmarksee circuit
Walk 8047

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Canton - Valais / Wallis - Saastal

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Length - 8.0 km / 5 miles

Ascent - 120 metres / 396 feet

Descent - 120 metres / 396 feet

Time - 2.50 hours

Grade - easy

Photo from the walk - Mattmarksee circuit
 Photo from the walk - Mattmarksee circuit
 Photo from the walk - Mattmarksee circuit
 Photo from the walk - Mattmarksee circuit
 Photo from the walk - Mattmarksee circuit
 
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A circuit of Mattmarksee is ideal for those days when the cloud base is low and there is little point walking at higher elevations. However, it is probably a perfect place to walk in fine weather as you can really appreciate the rugged mountain scenery that encloses the reservoir.

The start is Mattmark dam, which is served by regular postbus services. There are toilets and refreshments here. From the road walk uphill to the dam wall. We chose to walk anti-clockwise around the reservoir and despite intermittent rain took our time and enjoyed the rocky, watery landscape. For the most part you are walking on a gravel track which for some reason seems more tiring than a true mountain path with its constant points of interest.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5006 - Matterhorn/Mischabel

 

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