Natur i Thy

Nature is calling...

Photo: Mette Johnsen

Hiking:

In Thy there is an abundance of marked hiking trails throughout the beautiful countryside. At Visit Thy we are very proud and happy to share these trails, with everyone - below you will find some info about different routes. For more info, visit Thy Tourist Office

A lot of these hiking trails go through through the beautiful Thy National Park - you can also find a lot of other interesting paths in and around the rest of Thy. 

All hiking trails have their own guide leaflet, which you can find online at theNational Forest and Nature Agency or at the tourist office. You can also find links to the leaflets, in the trail info below...

Nature Reserve - Yellow Trail 3 km.

The walk is about 3km, and winds steeply up the old coastal cliff just west of the windy woods. The route goes to Isbjerg (Ice Mountain) that is Hanstholm Wildlife Reserve's highest point at 56m above sea level. From the top there is a magnificent view of the nature reserve, which is framed by the North Sea to the north, Tved Dune Plantation to the east and Nors Lake and Vilsbøl plantation south. This part of the nature reserve is the most northern part of Thy National Park.

The yellow route follows an old sunken road that was the only way out to the reserve's last standing house, which was demolished in 1939. From Isbjerg  there is a path that runs through the forest and around the idyllic Bagsø (lake) and back to the starting point.

This trail is the first, in our top ten list, because we think it is such a unique and amazing trip that everyone should experience it, during a visit to Thy.

Available in the leaflet "Hanstholm Wild Sanctuary".

Østerild plantation - Yellow Trail 3.4 km

Tamhøjturen, as this route is called, starts at the car park at Vesloes Hus, on the main road between Thisted and Fjerritslev.

The route goes through a very diverse part of the forest with deciduous and coniferous forests of different characteristics. Large and lush growths found in the areas where the soil is fertile. On the raised banks and in areas where there has been sand drift, you'll find individual stands of conifers. The route goes past the old coastal slope and the old plantation nursery, where you can see maple from the turn of the century. The trip goes right past Tamhøj, were there is a Bronze Age burial mound.

Available in the leaflet "Østerild dune plantation."

Stenbjerg Plantation - Yellow Trail 5.7 km

This route is named the Embak tour, and starts in undulating forest and goes through other types of woodland, onto the wetlands of Bislet and Embak Vand.

Available in the leaflet "Stenbjerg in Thy".

Bøgsted Rende and Tvorup Dune Plantation - Red Route 5 km

The route can be started either from the south parking on the coastal road or from the car park at Bøgsted Rende, and goes from dune to dune, offering magnificent views. This walk requires a healthy pair of legs and a good fitness level!

Available in the leaflet "Tvorup Dune Plantation."

Bulbjerg/Vester Thorup Plantation - White Route 3 km

The trail begins from the parking area on Bulbjergvej, 1 km south of Bulbjerg. The route goes into a rolling, rugged terrain with several wonderful views. The walk follows the small paths through dense, low scrub forest of oak and pine and across the high dune landscapes, passing partially sand-covered Bronze Age burial mounds.

Available in the leaflet "Bulbjerg and Dune Plantations".

Vilsbøl Plantation/Vandet Lake and Nors Lake - Red Route 7 km

This walk can be started either from the parking area on Klitmøllervej, near Vandetsø (lake) or the from the public picnic/camoing area by Nors Lake. The tour goes through varied and wonderful terrain and passes Nebel stone where the local manor stood, back in the 1600's.

Available in the leaflet "Dune Plantations by Vandet lake".

Lodbjerg Dune Plantation and Lighthouse - Red Route 1 km

The route is started from the 2nd parking spot, on Fyrvej. The tour leads through hilly terrain covered with pine and Austrian pine to a point where there is a wide view of the dune heath to the north.

This route should be combined with a visit to Lodbjerg lighthouse and Lodbjerg Mile.

Available in the leaflet "Dune Plantations in Sydthy".

Hvidbjerg Dune Plantation - Yellow Trail 4.5 km

The trail starts from the parking area on the north side of Lyngbyvej, and follows good forest roads through lush woodland and forest. The route passes the old nursery, where there is now a primitive camping spot with fireplace.

Available in the leaflet "Dune Plantations in Sydthy".--