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Kleve is a small but cosy town (40,000 inhabitants approximately) on the lower Rhine. Attractive features are the proximity to the Netherlands, the Rhine meadows with small hamlets worth exploring (Schenckenschanz!), a medieval castle and cathedral, and best of all, a big forest with innumerable possibilities for running. The town is located on long distance cyling paths, e.g. connecting the Ancient Roman towns of Xanten and Nijmegen (in the Netherlands); it is also close to major motorways, lying about halfway between Cologne and Amsterdam). There is a nice youth hostel on top of the Klever Berg. For running there are well maintained dirt tracks in the forest. With the trails mostly arranged parallel and rectangular, loop courses of any distance can be improvised without the risk of getting lost in the forest. Suggested entry points are from the Moenickenwald gate adjacent to the Church and primary school in the vicinity of Reichswalde, or the Treppkesweg parking lot (vicinity of Materborn), or the Waldstrasse (Oberstadt). The Treppkesweg and Waldstrassen options also offer short "fitness trails" ("trimm dich Pfad"). To spice up your forest run you may want to visit some of the little attractions around such as the Sieben Quellen (seven springs, close to the hamlet of Nuetterden), or the fire tower, which involves some milder uphill running, etc. You may sight some wildlife such as deer, lots of rabbits, foxes, and, if lucky, a wild boar or sow with piglets.