Friday, 7th September at 9.45 h
The tour starts at Hotel Skagen Strand, and by train we go from Hulsig Station to Ålbæk Station from where we walk about one km along a paved road. Then we continue on paths and small trails across part of the Ålbæk Klitplantage, which was planted in 1881 in the attempt to stop the sand drift that had been devastating the entire Skagen Odde headland since the 17th century. We walk across the area called Siberien and the Northern and Southern stone plains as well.
The stone plains were formed when sand embankments were washed ashore along the entire coast of the headland that lay here about 4,500 years ago. The stones on these plains have been lying with the same side facing upwards, so they are being ground by the sand carried along with the wind. This makes it a very unique landscape. We continue the hike across the old oak coppice near the manor Gårdbogård. This oak coppice appears to be the remainder of the original oak woods that once covered the entire region. From here, we continue the tour along the small river Knasborg Å, which drains the region west of Ålbæk Klitplantage and leads the water into the Kattegat. The tour ends with a train ride back to Hotel Skagen Strand.
Registration fee includes a sandwich, fruit and 1/2 l. water
Guide: Peter Hansen
Length: 10 km | Expected duration: Approx. 4 timer |Degree of difficulty: Easy – but not suited for wheelchairs and wheelchairs