Hiker and outdoor freak as well as journalist, lecturer and author of "jeg lever" about Gitte's hike along the Pacific Crest Trail and "Gå langt", a guidebook to long hikes.Trekandtell.dk
We have chosen to divide the route into five legs. This article describes leg two from Ravnedalen to Rø Plantage.
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
If you only want to walk this leg, park at the car park on Nordre Borrelyngvej 48, or at the Flagermusehuset (the Bat House) on Sigtevej if you want to walk in the opposite direction
At the car park after Rutsker Plantage
Access to water:
There is water at the public toilets at the car park after Rutsker Plantage
Relatively flat, but part of it is paved, because the route here follows the cycle path between Sandvig and Almindingen Forest on a country road and paved cycle path
The signposts lead you away from the cycle path at Spellinge Mose and up onto a ridge, from where you have a fine view of the bog. When you come down from the ridge again, go to the right.
After the rocky north, this route goes along trails to the village of Olsker and along country roads between open fields to the forest area of Rutsker Højlyng, where the largest concentration of erratic boulders on the island is found, including the fascinating Stenrøret rock.
From here, follow the route along a road and gravel path to the wetland and bird sanctuary of Spellinge Mose (Spellinge Bog), which the route curves around before returning to what was once a railway, but is now a lovely cycling (and walking) path through the forest.
Continue along field and country roads to Rø Plantage, a small but unique forest area, where the route takes you first up over Borgen, a high rocky outcrop that in earlier times housed a castle, and then the artificial lake of Borgedalssøen.
Højlyngsstiens 5 hiking stages:
On this hike, you get a chance to visit the following places:
For many people Rø Plantation is mainly the Borgedal Lake in Søndre Borgedal. Either the spectacular view from Sigtevej or the picturesque tour around the lake. However, the biggest part of the plantation is situated on the other side of the lake and awaits the visitor with a dramatic landscape of rift valleys, rocks and steep climbs of the terrain.
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