Wonderful Nature Walks in Zealand, Denmark

Years back I had the privilege to get a mail from Norwegian Silje, who was looking for attractive nature walks close to Copenhagen

Silje’s mail goes like this:

“I’ve just moved to Copenhagen from Norway and now I need a bit of nature ūüėä

Can you advise me on a hiking trip, a route of two day trips with an overnight stay in a cabin?

I live in Copenhagen and I’m thinking of taking the train out somewhere, a good long day trip, sleeping over in a cabin, then a good long trip the next day and then taking the train home to Copenhagen.

Possibly if you can advise on a website with tips for routes, ala the tourist association in Norway.”

My answer to Silje and everyone else who wants inspiration for hiking:
We have wonderful nature in close proximity to Copenhagen with many marked routes. We lack DNT’s cabin system, but there are hostels, B&Bs, shelters and tent pitches established in collaboration with the Danish Nature Agency
At the bottom of my post I will mention long-distance hiking trails, but for a start and in future posts, I will recommend the trips you can do in one day and still get home and get some sleep the same day.

And to you Silje, a place where you can go in a hurry when the longing for Norway’s mountains is pressing in.
I recommend that you get to know the forest, Gribskov. It gives you an unimaginable possibilities for a cracking walk.

There are 4 hiking leaflets about the forest. There are marked yellow routes. You are probably used to the use of maps and compasses, and it will not be difficult for you to find your way around the forest.

The advantage of living in Copenhagen is the close public transport network. This means that you can take the train from Copenhagen Central Station, and 57 minutes later you are in the middle of Gribskov, Denmark’s 4th largest forest.

Here I would recommend that you acquire, Rejsekort. You travel reasonably cheap that way, but you must remember to check in and out.

Your question immediately made me think of Esrum S√ł. One spring day I started in Gribskov and continued up along Lake Esrum and further up through an area called Russia.
I took the train home from Dronningm√łlle station. Some of the following photos are from that trip.

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Rejsevejledning til Fruebjerg: Fra Hovedbaneg√•rden i K√łbenhavn tager det 57 minutter, s√• st√•r du midt i Gribskov¬†p√• Gribs√ł St, vel og m√¶rke p√• gunstige tidspunkter. Herfra udg√•r en m√¶rket rute op over Fruebjerg, se: Skovtursfolder. Ruten er afm√¶rket med gule m√¶rker. Tag et print af kortet eller g√• p√• n√¶rmeste bibliotek, hvor de har hele landets vandretursfoldere st√•ende til fri afbenyttelse. Her er et link til den tur: P√• afm√¶rket sti til Fruebjerg.

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R√łde Dam, Gribskov

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Hærvejen er en asfaltvej, der begynder ved Kagerup Station og fortsætter ind i skoven til det gamle militæranlæg, hvor Multebjerg Radarstation lå engang.

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Her ender Hærvejen ved det gamle militæranlæg.

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Nordlige del af Esrum s√ł

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Nordlige del af Esrum S√ł

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Esrum Kloster

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Ved Esrum kloster

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Ved Esrum kanal

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Esrum S√ł

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Sti ved Esrum s√ł

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Rusland, t√¶t p√• Dronningm√łlle med labyrinter af k√¶mpe ene buske og statueparken af Rudolph Tegner.

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Silje skriver til mig:

‚ÄúJeg er nyflyttet til K√łbenhavn fra Norge og n√• trenger jeg til litt natur ūüėä

Kan du tipse meg om en vandretur, en rute på to dagsturer med en overnatting i hytte?

Jeg bor i K√łbenhavn og tenker meg √• ta toget ut et sted, en god lang dagstur, sove over i en hytte, s√• en god lang tur dagen efter og s√• ta toget hjem til K√łbenhavn.

Eventuelt om du kan tipse om en nettside med tips til ruter, ala turistforeningen i Norge.‚ÄĚ

Mit svar til Silje og alle andre, som √łnsker inspiration til vandring: Vi har fantastisk natur i t√¶t afstand p√• K√łbenhavn med mange afm√¶rkede ruter. Vi mangler DNT¬īs hyttesystem, men der er vandrehjem, B&B, shelters og teltpladser etableret i samarbejde med Naturstyrelsen.

Nederst i mit indlæg vil jeg omtale fjernvandreveje, men til en start og i de kommende indlæg, vil jeg anbefale de ture, I kan gå på én dag og stadigvæk nå hjem og sove.

Og til dig Silje, et sted, hvor du kan tage hen i en fart, når længslen efter Norges fjelde trænger sig på.

Jeg anbefaler, du lærer Gribskov at kende. Det giver dig uanede muligheder for smukke vandreture.

Der eksisterer 4 vandretur foldere over skoven. Her er der afmærkede gule ruter. Du er nok vant til at bruge kort og kompas, og så vil det ikke være svært at finde rundt mellem de afmærkede ruter og på den måde komme hele skoven rundt, eller så meget som der er tid og lyst til.

Fordelen ved at bo i K√łbenhavn er det t√¶tte offentlige trafiknet. Det indeb√¶rer, at du kan tage toget fra K√łbenhavns Hovedbaneg√•rd, og 57 minutter efter st√•r du midt inde i Gribskov, Danmarks 4. st√łrste skov.

Her vil jeg anbefale, at du anskaffer dig Rejsekort. Du rejser rimeligt billigt på den måde, men du skal huske at tjekke ind og ud.

Dit sp√łrgsm√•l fik mig straks til at t√¶nke p√• Esrum S√ł. En for√•rsdag startede jeg i Gribskov og fortsatte op langs med Esrum S√ł og videre op igennem Rusland. Jeg tog toget hjem fra Dronningm√łlle station. En del af de efterf√łlgende billeder er fra den tur.

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N√•r jeg er returneret efter vandring i Norge eller i Sverige, er det ofte havet, jeg s√łger mod. Her er det store kig, stilhed og plads til eftertanke.

Sjællands nordkyst byder på flotte strande. En vandretur jeg altid er glad for er mellem Tisvildeleje og Liseleje.

Man kan tage toget til Frederiksv√¶rk og bus til Liseleje. Herefter g√•r turen langs med en vidunderlig strand. Er du frisk er det ved at v√¶re tiden for en sv√łmmetur. Stranden er rigtig god.

L√¶ngere fremme kan du v√¶lge at g√• ind i Tisvilde Hegn og Troldeskoven. Jeg vil dog anbefale, at du l√¶rer skoven at kende, f√łr du l√¶gger ud med turen fra Liseleje.

Tisvilde Hegn er visse steder behersket af elverfolket, hvilket g√łr turen meget lang ūüėä

Det er et sagn, men der eksisterer et bestemt sted i skoven, jeg ofte er gået vild.

Mit link til en vandretur i Tisvilde Hegn og turen fra Liseleje: Vandring i Tisvilde Hegn, Vandring fra Liseleje til Tisvildeleje.

Fjernvandreveje:

Et link der er oplagt at bruge er: Sjællandsleden.

Her er kortbeskrivelser, henvisning til overnatninger, madindk√łb, og ikke mindst transport.

Her kan du downloade stierne, der er afmærket i Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land.

Til sidst skal jeg beklage min manglende evne til at afgrænse mig. Det er mere tiden end mangel på turmateriale, der sætter en stopper for dette indlæg. Håber, at du Silje og andre der måtte være nået hertil i læsningen kan bruge mit indlæg til noget.

Kommenter gerne på indlægget med flere ideer.

Når I planlægger tur, så tjek om der er planlagt banearbejde!

God tur og husk mad og drikke ‚̧ԳŹ

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Dansk Vandrelaug

Ud i naturen

Vandrehjem i Danmark

Oplysninger og kort over Gribskov:

Gribskov: Maarum

Gribskov: Esrum

Gribskov: Gribs√ł

Gribskov: N√łdebo

Endelig er der stor inspiration at hente i appen AllTrails

The trail that never ends

Maybe we’ll have snow next week. At the moment, it’s a lovely spring. People are enjoying the outdoors and the sun.
Years ago I was on a great walk at Sjaelssoe.
Steep hills, small springs, pastures, winding paths and a wooden pier for ‘happy swimmers’.
The temperature varied a lot depending on whether I was in the woods or on the sunny meadow.
It was bitterly cold in the wood by the springs, and the lake didn’t beckon for a swim, on the contrary. But the walk was worth remembering ‚̧

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The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.
Tom Brown, Jr.

A Tent With A View

We met them at the lake. They were camping for the night. Few words were exchanged between them, each knew what the other was doing and vice versa.
I took a picture of their view from the tent.
It doesn’t get much better! – The view I mean ūüôā

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
Ralph Marston

A Holy Hole Tree

Perhaps you have heard of it before: A sacred hole tree.
If you have diseases or ailments, you must crawl through the hole in the tree.
There is a tradition of being naked because it is a kind of rebirth.
When you climb through the hole, you have to sacrifice a piece of clothing to the tree as thanks.

Hole trees are primarily healing trees, but often they are also taboo trees that one must not harm.
I found this tree on the meadow and was content to take this picture as the only action ūüėä

The enchanted lake

This year, nature is more beautiful than ever.
Today I came past the lake, Hjortekæret which some of you might recognise again.
The light changes a lot, which makes the lake a lovely motif.
The lake is a popular destination for some walkers.
Children might fantasise while the adults enjoy the tranquillity.
Read about my fantastic experiences here

All you can do is to go –

But it isn’t easy, said Pooh. Because poetry and hums aren’t things which you get, they‚Äôre things which get you.
And all you can do is to go where they can find you.

A.A. Milne, Creator of Winnie the Pooh

Fures√łen

The inner – what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds
and deep with
the winds of homecoming.

Rainer Marie Rilke

Fures√łen is Denmark’s deepest lake and a wonderful natural area.
Opposite Næsseslottet, grebes have found their favourite nesting area.
The birds are busy courting each other by shaking their head and bowing in an advanced mirror dance.

The magical ice age landscape

Sometimes you don’t want to go home. Like a child who is asked to leave a new toy behind.
Ancient sunken roads lies in the forest as a relic after the vikings. Old roads that once connected the royal seat in Lejre with Elsinore.
There are many places to explore in the woods and valleys.
I have trouble finishing the excursion. But I guess that’s the finest recommendation you can offer a place ūüíĖ