Hiking from Marsh to Beach

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.

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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.

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Now new paths have been established in the marsh, but for a completely different purpose. Birds and beavers are waiting for your visit.

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Far out in the marsh is a very nice and cozy hide in an old pumping station.

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Inside the hide, there are lots of information about what kind of birds you can see in the marsh.

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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.

DSC08167On 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.

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I continue my walk down to Skovkærsvej in the forest, Tisvilde Hegn and out to the sea.

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I can highly recommend a walk in this wonderful area ❤

A Bridge, The Roman Iron Age and a Bog

Map of a walk in an ancient bog

I find old bogs fascinating.
Four days ago we went through this bog on a road network consisting of planks and footpaths which ensures the traveller a dry shod travel.

People lived in this area for millennia.
When people dug peat in the bog in 1943 they found an old road system.

Large stones cover the road, and dates back to the Roman Iron Age.
They also found a plank laid road, 150 meter long, possibly a bridge, with 400 wooden poles that can be dated back to 2,800 BC.
Archaeologists believe the poles were meant to support a planar road across the wetlands.

http://naturstyrelsen.dk/media/nst/Attachments/Ellemosestien.pdf

Sct. Helene Kilde er én meter fra at styrte i havet

Sct. Helene Kilde er én meter fra at styrte i havet, fortæller arkæolog Liv Appel til nyhederne. Nordsjællands skrænter er voldsomt udsat for erodering som følge af de kraftige storme.

Kong Christian den 4. var en flittig gæst ved kilden, og fik kildevandet bragt hjem til slottene. Han istandsatte kilden i 1637, og i 1682 etablerede man de to kar ved kilden.

I december 2013 anrettede stormen Bodil stor skade langs hele nordkysten. I dag  fortsætter havet sin ubønhørlige ødelæggelse af skrænten ved Sct. Helene kilde.

Mine billeder fra Sct. Helene Kilde er fra oktober 2013. To måneder efter raserede Bodil hele Danmarks kyststrækning, og ødelagde den nye dyre kystsikring ved kilden

En anden knapt så kendt kilde ligger på Frederiksværk Vejen: Toftekilde. Den ligger 200 meter sydsydøst for Tibirke Kirke i Ti’s hellige Birkelund. Mange sagn er knyttet til denne kilde, og der eksisterer lige så mange historier om trolde og ofringer.

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Tisvilde og Tibirke er altid et besøg værd. Tibirke Kirke har en enestående beliggenhed med udsigt over Holløse Bredning.

Rigtig god tur, og husk madpakken ❤