The Ice Age and Live Inland Dunes - bike route

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Bike ride from Ulfborg in West Jutland through Ulfborg Plantation and Nørre Vosborg Hede, known for its mighty inland dunes. The dunes are "alive" and in dry and windy weather they still "wander". The cycle route to Stråsø Plantation, where the ice rim and the melting water left wind-cut stones (goose chimney) from Norway and Sweden to Denmark. Continue through Wind Heath. At Fuglsang and Gosmer bridges there is a protected oak crate with the status of untouched forest.
Address

Bredgade 6

6990 Ulfborg

The bike route begins in the station town of Ulfborg and takes in Ulfborg Plantage (Ulfborg Plantation) and Nørre Vosborg Hede (Nr. Vosborg Heath). The heath is renowned for its substantial inland dunes. The dunes are said to “be alive” and in dry and windy weather they still move.

Until 1998 the plantation was closed to the public because it was one of the last places in Denmark where the Black Grouse lived. The Black Grouse disappeared in 1998.

The tour continues through Stråsø Plantage (Stråsø Plantation), where 12,000 years ago the last Ice Age’s ice fronts and meltwater left behind wind-cut stones that the ice had carried with it all the way from Sweden and Norway.

The tour further takes in Vind Hede (Vind Heath), and primeval oak copses at Fuglsang and Gosmer bridges which are now protected areas. The route returns through Stråsø Plantage, Nørre Vosborg Hede, Ulfborg Plantage and back to Ulfborg.

Red route on the map. 35 km.

 

Address

Bredgade 6

6990 Ulfborg

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