A Walk Around the Geel Forest

I was on the bus the other day when I noticed a forest out of the bus window. This was along the ancient King’s Way – Kongevejen, near the town of Holte.

So I decided to hop off and check it out.

 

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As forests go, this forest is not so big. Not big enough to drown out the noise of the nearby streets. But it’s varied and fairly wild, so it was worth a visit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAiming to get at least a little lost, I wasn’t sure where I was going. But once I uploaded my route to Strava, and looked at it, I realized that there’s a lot more to explore.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEven though the area isn’t so big, there are many different looking parts of the forest, such as this area, which seemed eerily quiet and dark. Reminded me of a fairy tale forest from one of those scary fairy tales!

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There were some tunnels made of sticks, presumably made by trolls.

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Some groups of very young looking trees.

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And tall, much older trees as well.

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I took pictures of wild flowers.

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And tried wild berries (pretty sure they’re a wild version of a blackberry. Anyway, edible. I survived).

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And, since this is Denmark, there were a few benches along the way, too.

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I came across a few mountain bikers. The hilly terrain makes this a good place to practice on your mountain bike.

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I also found a few stick structures, which must either be the work of some local nature enthusiasts or teenage kids (or trolls).

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1.9 hiking miles (3 km), 203 ft of elevation (62 m).

YTD Hiking Miles: 20

 

 

 

 

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