There are some trails in the forest, but they are not consistent with my old topographic map. My compass lies on my desk top at home but I’ll find the direction using the sun.
It was one of the first walks, I tested for my self in unknown terrain. I went west towards the wonderful sea.
The sun stood low in the horizon when I finally reached my destination, and I enjoyed the silence while I ate my last supplies. Back again on the country road I found a bus heading towards the train station. It was deeply satisfying to find my way using a map and the slope of the sun.
Subsequently, I always bring a compass with me, but now also a phone with access to Viewranger and Komoot 😊
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron
Take pleasure in finding your own paths and leave only your footprints behind.
Sunken ancient roads and old bridges. I think it is fascinating to imagine what challenges people had in the old days when they travelled through the landscapes.
People have been very exposed to all kinds of weather with the equipment they had back then. Passages through wetlands must have been very challenging.
Ellemosen is a wonderful marsh with a 2,800-year-old paved path, and a 5,200-year-old pile-built bridge, which today is hidden underwater.
Now new paths have been established in the marsh, but for a completely different purpose. Birds and beavers are waiting for your visit.
Far out in the marsh is a very nice and cozy hide in an old pumping station.
Inside the hide, there are lots of information about what kind of birds you can see in the marsh.
The picture on the right shows the 2,800 old paved path, and on the horizon Tibirke Church is seen as a small red dot.
On my way towards Tisvilde Beach, I make a detour in the hills of Tibirke Bakker, up to a place called Udsigten, ‘the view’.
To the right, I see Arresø with Arrenæs and to the left a glimpse of Kullen’s ‘blue mountains’ in Sweden. In the middle of it all lies Holløse Bredning, the marsh.
I continue my walk down to Skovkærsvej in the forest, Tisvilde Hegn and out to the sea.
I can highly recommend a walk in this wonderful area ❤