The moors at Blåbjerg
The coastal areas carry hints of sand drift and offers fascinating nature with its dunes, cliffs, hills, moors, oaky scrubs and densely vegetated plantations. The patient hiker can furthermore be lucky enough to experience the big stock of red deer that inhabit the area in Blåbjerg Plantage.
With a bit of energy it is also possible to climb the biggest dune in Denmark, Blåbjerg Klit, which reaches 210 feet into the air. The dune is now surrounded by vegetation in Blåbjerg Plantage but a hundred years ago it was a solitary hill in the middle of a desolate area. Blåbjerg Klit was previously used as a seamark and the story goes that you are able to see 40 church towers from its top when the weather is clear.
Along the coast there is a wide number of parking spots. From the parking spots
at Blåbjerg it is possible to enter the plantation by foot or through bridle paths as well as experiencing some of the best mountain bike tracks in the country. There is therefore a number of ways to get out and experience the beautiful landscape on your own.
- 100 years ago the area west of the city of Oksbøl was all dunes and moors.
- The development of this characteristic landscape began 2.000 years ago when the peasants of the Iron Age removed all the trees and shrubs.
- In 1853, the peasants of western Jutland began to plant the moor again in an attempt to put a stop to the sand drift.
Blaabjerg Klitplantage, 6830 Nørre Nebel