We did this walk, while the heat wave swept across Denmark!
I’ve read about hiking trips in Corsica. “GR 20 – the toughest long distance trail in Europe”.
It’s mountainous terrain, but the biggest challenge is to get enough water.
Here comes my point; I craved for water on this walk in Denmark.
The planned route is about 10 kilometers. But it felt like 20 kilometers a least.
Just like a hike on the GR 20 at the end of the stages –
The reason for our visit was three very old oaks, the oldest of which is still alive.
King-Oak is the name of the tree and the age is between 1,500 and 2,000 years old.
A genuine Ent!
Northern Europe’s oldest oak tree, Quercus robur subsp. robur.
Don’t forget your lunch and lemonade and leave only your footprints behind ❤
11 thoughts on “The Oldest Oak in Northern Europe”
What treasures those old trees are!
Yes, the trees are magnificent and unique. Wind and weather, people and animals, everything has its influence on these trees. When the Vikings ravaged Europe, The King-Oak was already a giant 🙂
I like to carry a hydration reservoir with 2-3 liters in my pack. A little heavy but you use a lot more water than you imagine when hiking.
Hi Fred. It’s a brilliant idea to behave like you. It goes fast downhill without water, but not literally 🙂
We didn’t carry much hydration with us due to the short distance but that was a mistake!!
I did not know you had this oak in Denmark! Fantastic! Thank you for posting Hanna.
Thanks for commenting, Leya!! It really is amazing that a tree can get that old!
And all the things they know…
A genuine Ent indeed, Hanna! Oh, the things these old beings could tell us if only they could talk. I hope they’re less stressed by the heat than we humans. Thank you for letting us tag along, though, and for your lovely photos.
They are apparently unaffected by the heat, Heide. But they may have learned a few tricks so they are able to master the weather changes. They are old enough to adapt 🙂
If these trees could talk? They find their way around. Soon I will tell you more about that 🙂
You are right that nature is adaptable, Hanna — especially the wise old tress. And if you have any insight into their wanderings, I’ll be very keen to hear them! 🙂 xx
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