The Forest

‘The Way through the Woods’ by Rudyard Kipling:

“They shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago.
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the woods
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones …”

The forests are the most used leisure facilities in Denmark. 90 percent of all adult Danes go for a walk in the forest at least once a year * ❤️

* Dansk Skovforening

The Ambassadors of Nature – Reposting

We were walking in the wild part of a forest when we met a woman at a crossroad. She asked for directions and soon we fell into conversation about walks, nature and places.

She’d just finished an outstanding week’s holiday in England. An English friend had introduced her to The Lake District. Let me put it this way: The Lake District had got one more ambassador.

London is the only place I have visited in England. But one of my favorite books as a child was The Swallows and the Amazons by Arthur Ransome.

A few years ago I learned by chance that the stories weren’t only fiction, but some part had their origins in reality. Windermere and Coniston Water in Lake District were the focal point.

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George Kitching owns Lakeland Walking Tales. If you miss inspiration for an exciting hike in The Lake District, then you will not go in vain on Lakeland Walking Tales

Mei shows her love for photography, travel, and hiking through her blog: Mei Photo Images. Jewels Of The English Lake District is a wonderful tribute to The Lake District.

Mike never miss a chance to go for a walk including glacier walking depending on what country he is in. Luckily, I can show you excellent pictures of Lake Windermere because Mike’s wife, Jude, loves sailing. Mike calls his blog: A Little Bit Out of Focus.

Steve Foster takes us around Buttermere Lake. Another wonderful place in Lake District. Steve calls his blog: Treks and Tors.

Take pleasure in finding your own paths and leave only your footprints behind.
Happy walks 😍

Nature has many dramatic expressions from wonderfully mild summer weather to storm and thunder that roars between the mountain walls. I chose these lovely paintings on Wikimedia. Details coming up soon!

‘Coniston Water’ by Painter and illustrator, Harold Sutton Palmer.
Pearson C. – Watercolor – Landscape in the Lakes district 1867
Julius Caesar Ibbetson Lake Windermere Google Art Project
Grasmere Lake.
Alfred de Bréanski Snr. – Borrowdale
Skiddaw from Derwentwater by Richard Corbould
Henry Clarence Whaite Mountain mist, sun rise (Lake District)

Note

“Swallows and Amazons is a series of children’s books by the English writer Arthur Ransome. The series is named after the title of the first book in the series. The 12 books are about the adventures by groups of children during school holidays. Events mostly take place in England and Scotland between the World War I and World War II. The stories usually are about outdoor activities, especially camping, fishing and sailing.” * Wikipedia

Greeting Anemones

“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.”
~ S. Brown

We call it the anemone forest, the Trørød forest, which lies close to the sea.
Here we find tightly packed white anemones.
They nod in the wind as we pass.
As if they are greeting us on our walk.
I greet again, and it takes some time before I have passed them all 😊😊

Happy Walk Everyone❤️

Where to eat a Packed Lunch

We had a great walk in the river valley, Klevad Mose.
The bog always offers a wonderful natural experience.
There is a nice rest house at Klevad Enge. Here we ate our packed lunch and enjoyed the view across the meadows to blossoming bird cherry trees.
It’s a lovely experience ❤️

Happy walk and remember your packed lunch ❤️

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 😊

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 Sø. 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 Dronningmølle station. Some of the following photos are from that trip.

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Rejsevejledning til Fruebjerg: Fra Hovedbanegården i København tager det 57 minutter, så står du midt i Gribskov på Gribsø St, vel og mærke på gunstige tidspunkter. Herfra udgår en mærket rute op over Fruebjerg, se: Skovtursfolder. Ruten er afmærket med gule mærker. Tag et print af kortet eller gå på nærmeste bibliotek, hvor de har hele landets vandretursfoldere stående til fri afbenyttelse. Her er et link til den tur: På afmærket sti til Fruebjerg.

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Røde 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 sø

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Nordlige del af Esrum Sø

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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 Sø

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Sti ved Esrum sø

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Rusland, tæt på Dronningmølle med labyrinter af kæmpe ene buske og statueparken af Rudolph Tegner.

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Silje skriver til mig:

“Jeg er nyflyttet til København fra Norge og nå trenger jeg til litt natur 😊

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

Jeg bor i København og tenker meg å ta toget ut et sted, en god lang dagstur, sove over i en hytte, så en god lang tur dagen efter og så ta toget hjem til København.

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

Mit svar til Silje og alle andre, som ønsker inspiration til vandring: Vi har fantastisk natur i tæt afstand på København med mange afmærkede ruter. Vi mangler DNT´s 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 København er det tætte offentlige trafiknet. Det indebærer, at du kan tage toget fra Københavns Hovedbanegård, og 57 minutter efter står du midt inde i Gribskov, Danmarks 4. største 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 spørgsmål fik mig straks til at tænke på Esrum Sø. En forårsdag startede jeg i Gribskov og fortsatte op langs med Esrum Sø og videre op igennem Rusland. Jeg tog toget hjem fra Dronningmølle station. En del af de efterfølgende billeder er fra den tur.

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Når jeg er returneret efter vandring i Norge eller i Sverige, er det ofte havet, jeg søger 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 Frederiksværk og bus til Liseleje. Herefter går turen langs med en vidunderlig strand. Er du frisk er det ved at være tiden for en svømmetur. Stranden er rigtig god.

Længere fremme kan du vælge at gå ind i Tisvilde Hegn og Troldeskoven. Jeg vil dog anbefale, at du lærer skoven at kende, før du lægger ud med turen fra Liseleje.

Tisvilde Hegn er visse steder behersket af elverfolket, hvilket gør turen meget lang 😊

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, madindkøb, 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 ❤️

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Dansk Vandrelaug

Ud i naturen

Vandrehjem i Danmark

Oplysninger og kort over Gribskov:

Gribskov: Maarum

Gribskov: Esrum

Gribskov: Gribsø

Gribskov: Nødebo

Endelig er der stor inspiration at hente i appen AllTrails