Summer 2014 in Tisvilde Hegn in Northsealand, Denmark – a unique nature with large biodiversity

Sommer 2014 i Tisvilde Hegn i Nordsjælland, Danmark – en enestående natur med stor biodiversitet.

 

A 3 hours bike and walk tour in Tisvilde Plantation early morning 2. june 2014.

 

En 3 timers cykel- og gåtur i Tisvilde Hegn om formiddagen den 2. juni 2014.

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Harehøj, Hare-burial mound in Tisvilde Hegn. View in direction north to Kattegat Sea from top of Harehøj. Click on the photos and use your zoom control and the text at right disappear and you see them in full screen size. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Tisvilde Hegn is the eldest sand hill plantation in Denmark and situated in North Sealand beween Kattegat Sea, Arresø, Liseleje, Asserbo, Tisvilde, Tisvildeleje and Tibirke. The plantation was established from 1793 and 1875 to protect the area from sanddrift, which started around 1500 and destroyed all farmings and villages the next 200 years and was stopped 1730.

The entire plantation Tisvilde Hegn has an area of 13 km2 with a large variety of forest, plants, bogs, lakes, meadows, dunes, heaths, beaches with coast hills and elevated sea bottom from Danish Stone Age and Ice Age from 12.000-4000 B.C.

 

Tisvilde Hegn is a protected EU NATURA 2000 HABITAT area and protected by Danish laws: Naturbeskyttelsesloven, Skovloven and Miljømålsloven. 

NATURA 2000 nr. 135, HABITAT H119 TISVILDE HEGN and MELBY OVERDREV include: Tisvilde Hegn, Melby Overdrev, Tibirke Bakker, Asserbo Plantage and Liseleje Plantage.

 

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I start my bike- and walk tour at Asserbo Castle Ruin.

 

Map of Tisvilde Hegn:

 

Map of Tisvilde Hegn close to Asserbo Castle Ruin from 1100 A.C. In the background "Slotsport Hus" (House of Castle Gateway). Photo: 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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 Map of Tisvilde Plantation – Kort over Tisvilde Hegn:

 

Map of Tisvilde Plantation - Kort over Tisvilde Hegn. Click on the map and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

I follow the road LEJEVEJ in direction east and direction Tisvildeleje:

 

The road Lejevej in direction east. At left piles of timber from overturned trees from the big storm (Hurricane) "Bodil", which hit the entire Northcoast of Sealand and all Denmark 5. - 6. december 2013. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Cut down of overturned trees from the big storm (Hurricane) BODIL, which hit Northcoast of Sealand 5.-6. december 2013:

 

Lejevej. Cut down of trees overturned in storm BODIL , which hit all Denmark 5.-6. december 2013. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Follow LEJEVEJ 1,5 km to the crossroad BRANTEBJERG LINIEN and turn left in direction north and direction Kattegat Sea: 

Here in the crossroad a zo fallow deer look at me:

 

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A zo fallow deer look at me in the crossroad of LEJEVEJ and BRANTEBJERG LINIEN. Tisvilde Hegn. The deer is situated at right in the background. Photo: 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The view from BRANTEBJERG coastline hill in direction west to Liseleje, Kattegat Sea and Tisvilde Plantation: 

 

View from BRANTEBJERG coastline hill in direction west to Liseleje and Kattegat Sea and the forest of Tisvilde Hegn . Photo: 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from BRANTEBJERG coastline hill (about 20-25 meter above sea level) in direction west to Liseleje, Kattegat Sea, Tisvilde Plantation and and the tongue of North Sealand in the horizon: 

 

View from BRANTEBJERG coastline hill about 20-25 meters above sea level in direction west to Liseleje, Kattegat Sea, Tisvilde Hegn and Sjællands Odde far out in the horizon. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from BRANTEBJERG 20-25 meters above sea level in direction north to Kattegat Sea and crowns of the trees:

 

View from BRANTEBJERG 20-25 meters above sea level in direction north to Kattegat Sea and the crowns of the trees at the foot of the coastline hills. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Map of Tisvilde Plantation – Kort over Tisvilde Hegn:

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Map of Tisvilde Plantation - Kort over Tisvilde Hegn. Extract. Scanned from folder "Tibirke Hegn - Vandretur nr. 1" udgivet af Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen 2011. Thanks to Naturstyrelsen for borrow the map. Scanned by Erik K Abrahamsen, august 2013.

 

A burial mound “BIRKEHØJ” from Danish Bronze Age about 500-1500 B.C. at the road BRANTEBJERG LINIEN:

 

A burial mound "BIRKEHØJ" from about Danish Bronze Age 500-1500 B.C. at road BRANTEBJERG LINIEN at right on the photo. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Close to road BRANTEBJERG LINIEN I visit 3 burial mounds “SORTE HØJE” from Danish Bronze Age about 500-1500 B.C.:

 

Burial mound "SORTE HØJE" from Danish Bronze Age about 500-1500 B.C. close to road BRANDEBJERG LINIEN. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

From burial mounds “SORTE HØJE” I biked on the road NORDHUSLINIE in direction west to burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age, about 500-1500 B.C. “HAREHØJE”:

 

Burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age about 500-1500 B.C. "HAREHØJE". View in direction north to Kattegat Sea. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Burial mounds “HAREHØJE”:

 

Burial mound Harehøj. View from top of a burial mounds in direction north to Kattegat Sea. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from top of burial mound “HAREHØJ” in direction north to Kattegat Sea:

 

View from top of burial mound in direction north to Kattegat Sea. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

HAREHØJ burial mounds in Tisvilde Plantation:

 

Burial mounds and a mentir in front of the photo. Here among the trees in Tisvilde Plantation. Photo in direction north where you can see Kattegat Sea between the trees at left. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

4 burial mounds  and a mentir from Danish Bronze Age 500-1500 B.B. among the trees in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

Burial mound and a mentir at HAREHØJE. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

From HAREHØJE I bike on a small path in direction west to ENEBÆRDALEN and BANGSHØJ:

 

Burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age about 500-1500 B.C. in ENEBÆRDALEN in Tisvilde Hegn. Photo 2. June 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

ENEBÆRDALEN in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

ENEBÆRDALEN in Tisvilde Hegn. View in direction east with burials mounds in the area at right up the hill behind the trees. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

BANGGHØJ in Tisvilde Plantation with memorial stone of Forest ranger FR.C.A. BANG:

Text on the stone:

“Forstraad FR.C.A. BANG, Skovrider for Tisvilde-Frederiksværk Skovdistrikt 1876-1900”

 

Memorial stone to honor forest ranger FR. C. A. Bang on top of Bangshøj in Tisvilde Plantation. To the right of the stone on the small path a zo fallow deer is looking into the camera. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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From Bangshøj I bike down the coastline hill to STRANDVEJEN – the 7 km bike- and walk road alongside the foot of the coastline hills from Asserbo to Tisvildeleje:

 

STRANDVEJEN - the 7 km long beach bike- and walk road between Asserbo and Tisvildeleje. Photo in direction east 3 km from Tisvildeleje. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

A small path “Trondeskovvej” to TROLDESKOVEN in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

 

A path "Troldeskovvej" in direction to Troldeskoven and 400 meter to Kattegat Sea and the beach at Troldeskoven. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Trees in Troldeskoven only 400 meters from Kattegat Coastline:

 

TROLDESKOVEN only 400 meters from Kattegat Sea coastline. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

Kattegat Sea – the beach at TROLDESKOVEN in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

Kattegat Sea - the beach at TROLDESKOVEN. View in direction west to Liseleje in the horizon. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Kattegat Sea at the beach at TROLDESKOVEN in TISVILDE HEGN – view in direction east to Tisvildeleje:

 

The Kattegat Sea beach at Troldeskoven in Tisvilde Plantation i direction east. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction south to Troldeskoven and 20-25 meters coastline hills formed by the Ice Cap covered all Scandinavia about 1o-12.000  B.C.:

 

View in direction Troldeskoven and coastline hills in the background. On top of the hills at left the 6-7 burial mounds and the mentor from Danish Bronze Age 500-1500 B.C. are situated. I have parked my blue bike at the trash can in front and middle of the photo. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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View on the beach at Troldeskoven in direction west to Liseleje and Kattegat Beach:

 

View from the beach at Troldeskoven in direction west to Liseleje and Kattegat Sea. At left the dunes which were hit by the 2-3 meter high stom surge under high tide created by Hurricane "BODIL" 5.-6. december 2013. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

From TROLDESKOVEN I biked on STRANDVEJEN in direction west to a crossroad and turned left to BISP ABSALON VEJ in direction SLOTSPORT HUS and ASSEBO CASTLE RUIN:

 

STRANDVEJEN – 7 km. bike- and walk path between Asserbo in west  and Tisvildeleje in east in TISVILDE HEGN:

 

Tisvilde Hegn on STRANDVEJEN - 7 km. bike- and walk road between Asserbo and Tisvildeleje close to to coastline and at the foot of coastline hills. Overturned trees from Huricane "Bodil" which hit all Denmark and Northcoast of Sealand (Sjællands Nordkyst) 5.-6. december 2013. Photo 2. july 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 At crossroad Strandvejen and Bisp Absalon Vej i turned left in direction Absalon Castle Ruin (Absalons Slots Ruin):

 

Crossroad Strandvejen and Bisp Absalons Vej in Tisvilde Plantation. View in direction south with 1-2 km to Asserbo Castle Ruin (Asserbo Slots Ruin) founded as Monastery 1100 A.C. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 At Bisp Absalon Road I discovered the damage by Hurricane “BODIL” which hit all Denmark 5.-6. december 2013 and hundreds of thousands overturned trees:

 

Overtuned trees caused by Hurricane "BODIL" which hit all Denmark 5.-6. december 2013. Bisp Absalons Road in Tisvilde Hegn. Photo 2. december 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Overturned trees caused by Hurricane Bodil 5.-6. december 2013 at Bisp Absalons Vej in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

Overturned trees caused by Hurricane "BODIL" 5.-6. december 2013. At Bisp Absalons Road in Tisvilde Plantation in Northsealand, Denmark. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen


Piles of timber from overturned tress caused by Hurricane “BODIL”, which hit Nortcoast of Sealand 4.-5. december 2013:

 

BISP ABSALON ROAD in direction south to SLOTSPORT HOUSE and ABSALON CASTLE RUIN: Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Piles of timber at Bisp Absalons Vej in Tisvilde Hegn:

 

 

Timber from overturned trees caused by Hurricane "BODIL" 5.-6. december 2013. At Bisp Absalons Road in Tisvilde Plantation. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

I am now back where I started my bike- and walk  tour 3 hours ago at 9 o´clock a.m. at SLOTSPORT HUS and ASSERBO SLOTSRUIN at LEJEVEJ.

 

SLOTSPORT HUS at entrance to TISVILDE HEGN:

 

SLOTSPORT HUS at the entrance of Tisvilde Hegn only 300 meter from ASSERBO CASTLE RUIN. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

SLOTSPORT HUS at the entrance to TISVILDE HEGN close to ASSERBO CASTLE RUIN:

 

SLOTSPORT HUS - Castle Gate House at the entrance to TISVILDE PLANTATION only 300 meter from Asserbo Castle Ruin. Photo 2. june 2014 by erik K Abrahamsen

 

ASSERBO CASTLE RUIN – ASSERBO SLOTS RUIN with ramparts and moats and founded as a monastery about 1100 A. C.:

 

ASSERBO CASTLE RUIN - ASSERBO SLOTS RUIN with ramparts and moats founded as a monastery by monks about 1100 A.C. at entrance to TISVILDE PLANTATION- TISVILDE HEGN. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

ASSERBO SLOTS RUIN wit ramparts and moats founded 1100 A.C.  as a MONASTERY, TISVILDE HEGN:

 

Asserbo Castle Ruin founded 1100 A.C. bas a Monastery, Tisvilde Hegn. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Map of ASSERBO CASTLE RUIN:

 

Map of Asserbo Castle Ruin founded about 1100 A.C. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Asserbo Castle Ruin – Asserbo Slots Ruin:

 

Asserbo Castle Ruin with ramparts and moats founded as a monastery about 11oo A.C. - Asserbo Slotsruin med volde og voldgrave opført som kloster ca. 1100 e. Kr. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

After 3 hours bike and walk in TISVILDE PLANTATION I am back, where I started 9 a.m. this morning 2. june 2014. 

Its summer in Denmark and with 20-25 degrees the last 2-3 weeks it had been one of the most hot and beautiful springs in Denmark the last 125 years.

 

Map of TISVILDE PLANTATION IN NORTH SEALAND, DENMARK – KORT OVER TISVILDE HEGN i NORDSJÆLLAND:

 

Map of Tisvilde Plantation, North Sealand, Denmark - Kort over Tisvilde Hegn i Nordsjælland, Danmark. Scanned from folder: "Tisvilde Hegn, Vandreture 1" by Miljøministeriet, Naturstyrelsen, 2011. Thanks to Naturstyrelsen for borrow the map. Scanned by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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This monday morning on my 3 hours bike- and walk tour I only met:

ONE RUNNER, ONE MAN on A MOUNTAIN BIKE, A MAN IN A VAN TO EMTY TRASH CANS IN TISVILDE PLANTATION, A MAN AND A WOMAN ON BIKES AND

TWO ZO FALLOW DEERS, TWO HORSES  AND A LOT OF BIRDS!

 

TISVILDE HEGN IS BEATIFUL AND PEACEFUL ALL YEAR –  SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN AND WINTER:

 

I recommend to you, your family and friends this marvelous tour in the most beautiful areas in all Denmark.

 

NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY with:

 

forets, bogs, lakes, heaters, meadows, dunes and beaches and 

 

HISTORICAL SITES:

 

more than 60 burial mounds, mentirs and a village TORUP buried under the sand drifts from 1500-1725 and Asserbo Castle Ruin (founded as a Monastery about 1100 A.C) and

 

ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS.

 

Back in MELBY where I live only 400 meters from “5 HILLs “-  “5 HØJE “:

5 burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age 1500-500 B.C:

 

View in direction north/west to 3 of the 5 burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age 1500-500 B.C. at "FIVE HIGHTS" (Fem HØJE) in Melby, North Sealand. At right Asserbo Plantation and Tisvilde Plantation with Kattegat Sea behind the forest some 2-5 km from my point of view. Photo 2. june 2024 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Here is the view from top of one of the five burial mounds (FEM HØJE) in Melby, North Sealand in direction east to TISVILDE PLANTATION and KATTEGAT SEA:

 

Fem Høje ved Melby i Nordsjælland. View in direction east to TISVILDE HEGN with Kattegat Sea and Tisvildeleje about 10-15 km from here in the horizon at right. Photo 2. june 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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Map of North Sealand, Denmark – Kort over Nordsjælland, Danmark:

 

Map of North Sealand - Kort over Nordsjælland. Photo august 2013 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Links:

Naturstyrelsen.dk Seek Category: Naturbeskyttelse and then choose subject: NATURA 2000

tisvildehegn.dk

Bibliography:

Flemming Rune, Tisvilde Hegn Bind 1-2, Forlaget “Esrum Sø” ved Niels Richter-Friis, 2014

 

Copyright text and photos 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

All rights reserved

 

Enjoy life- be happy!

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 2. june 2014

 

Best greetings

Erik

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