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People hiking in the Silkeborg Woods in Denmark

The Forests around the Lake District

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The largest woodlands in all of Denmark are found in the Lake District, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to lovely walks, action on a mountain bike, climbing, running, and much, much more.

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Nordskoven
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Nordskoven

The location of Nordskoven, it being so close to the city center, and its hilly terrain is what makes it such an attractive place for both hiking and running!

The forest has a great number of stunnin...

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Velling Skovene
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Velling Skovene

The Velling Skovene forests consists of Velling Skov forest and Snabegård Skov forest. Velling Skov forest contains Denmark’s largest stand of 250 to 300-year-old beech trees, which is left untouched ...

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Nature National Park Kompedal Plantage
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Nature National Park Kompedal Plantage

Kompedal Plantage is one of Denmark’s national nature parks and is an unbelievably beautiful stretch of scenery around Silkeborg. Go for a walk between the moss-clad hillsides, open heather plains, co...

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Stenholt Skov
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Stenholt Skov

Stenholt Skov is a protected forest near Engesvang. It consists primarily of oak scrub and holds various ancient relics: Prehistoric mounds, stone formations, traces of a marl track, and the ruins of ...

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Dørup Skov og Møgelkol
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Dørup Skov og Møgelkol

Følg kortet og skiltene gennem Dørup Skov til Møgelkol, hvorfra der er en prægtig udsigt over Mossø – landets tredjestørste sø - med kig helt til Gl. Rye og Alken.

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Gjern Bakker
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Gjern Bakker

Gjern Bakker has emerged as an edge in front of a glacier, which has since been cut through the large quantities of melt water during the last ice age. This has resulted in a tunnel valley from Gjern ...

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Wood of the Crownprince
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Wood of the Crownprince

Walk in a wood that is planted in the shape of a tree.

The wood is named The Wood of the Crownprince because it was the danish Crownprince Frederik that planted the first tree.

You will find 54 differe...

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Dyrehaven Deer Park in Skanderborg
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Dyrehaven Deer Park in Skanderborg

A stroll through Dyrehaven deer park is a wonderful experience amidst stunning scenery. Take in the 100 year-old rhododendrons and see the deer by Svanesø. Furthermore, a visit there will take you pas...

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