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Trail of Ancient Times - Sir Lyngbjerg Plantage

Sir Lyngbjerg is geologically a marginal moraine hilly landscape from the end of the last ice age for approx. 20,000 years ago. Here the masses of ice stopped their advance. The main stay line follows the northern and northeastern edge of Sir Lyngbjerg Plantation. The areas behind the line in the direction of north and east are a moraine landscape that mostly consists of solid, fertile clay soil.

The landscape in Sir Lyngbjerg consists mainly of clay, sand and gravel which have been pushed up by the ice and have formed a ridge moraine. In Sir Lyngbjerg Plantage you can see the remains of the edge moraine, with steep hills and deep gorges. Read more about the influence of the ice age on the landscape at Geopark West Jutland's website.
Several places in Denmark established shooting associations after the loss of Southern Jutland. The establishment of a shooting association in the area became the beginning of great popular activity. For example, lectures were arranged, and the activities developed into outdoor idol services, folk festivals and large public meetings with several thousand participants focusing on democracy and freedom of expression.

In 1879, a planting company was established, which paid for the planting of the area's 20 hectares. The plantation purpose today is to be an attractive natural area, with party space and lighting facilities for everyone.

A number of monuments have been erected on prominent persons and significant historical events, which you can experience on a walk along the many good trails with signage that tell of nature and history.

Download hiking guide over Sir-Lyngbjerg here: Hiking - Sir-Lyngbjerg Plantation.


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