Lystrup forest is one of the last remains from the great forest, which covered all North Zealand in previous times. Lystrup forest is rather hilly with deep slopes. In the midle of the forest a large opening is to be seen following the small river Gørløse Å. In the bright summer nights still the Elfs and Trolls are dancing here. Great open fireplace well suited for families in the midle of the forest close to the hill "Kongehøjen".
From 1670 King Christian 5th used to forest for riding to hounds and still most of the road system and observing points are to be seen.
Near to the great hill Kongebakken are remains from the famous von Langen plantations during the midd 18th century. All Elm trees and Maple trees in Lystrup Skov are direct descendants from these plantations and are protected by the law.
Alternative access to the forest: Lystrupvej from the childrens play ground.
Guide can be booked via the Tourist Office.