Ranger-guided hiking on the Ancient Road

A world of history and scenic nature awaits those taking part in ranger/ biologist Peer Høgberg’s seven different inspiring hiking tours along the Ancient Road. Taking place every Wednesday from mid-May to late June, the 10km tours let you wander at ease along ancient trails once used by steer herders, pilgrims and marching armies.

The Ancient Road, Tour 1: Koutrupgård - Kollemorten: Wednesday 15 May from 10:00-16:00
This 7.5km tour takes you from the Koutrupgaard Nature Centre past the wellspring of Gudenåen (river) and Margrethediget to the Saint Peter’s spring at Øster Nykirke (church) and south to the Ancient Road Visitors’ Centre in Kollemorten.

Meeting point: Koutrupgaard Nature Centre, Koutrupvej 17, Hammer, DK-7160 Tørring.

The Ancient Road, Tour 2: Kollemorten - Harresø Inn: Wednesday 22 May 10:00-16:00 
This approx. 10km tour starts at the Ancient Road Visitors’ Centre in Kollemorten and continues south along the hiking route past locations such as Galgebakken (The Gallows Hill) and Tingbakken by Givskud to the final destination, the old herdsmen’s inn, Harresø Inn.

Meeting point: The Ancient Road Visitors’ Centre in Kollemorten, Hærvejen 218, DK-7323 Give.

The Ancient Road, Tour 3: Harresø Inn - Jelling - Fårup Lake: Wednesday 29 May
from 10:00-16:00 
This approx. 10.5km tour starts at Harresø Inn and continues along the Ancient Road hiking route to the old royal town of Jelling with its royal barrows and two Viking rune stones erected to mark the birth of the nation. The Jelling Monuments enjoy UNESCO World Heritage patronage. The hiking tour continues past the ancient protected beech tree, Seksbøg, in the Jelling Forest and ends at the car park by Fårup Lake. Meeting point: The car park at Harresø Inn, Hærvejen 147, Givskud, DK-7323 Give – on route 442 between Jelling and Givskud.

The Ancient Road, Tour 3: Fårup Lake - Vejle Ådal (valley) - Vingsted: Wednesday 5 June from 10:00-16:00 
The 10.2km tour starts at the car park by Fårup Lake and continues along the Ancient Road hiking route to the wide valley of Vejle Ådal and past the Vingsted Iron Age village and Vingsted sacrificial bog to the final stop, the Vingsted Visitors’ Centre.

Meeting point: the car park at Fårup Lake across from Skovdal Inn, Fårupvej 23, DK-7300 Jelling.

The Ancient Road, Tour 5: Vingsted - Vejle Ådal (valley) - Bindeballe Merchant House: Wednesday 12 June 10:00-16:00
This 9.2km route starts at the Vingsted Centre in the wide Vejle Ådal (valley) and continues past the old Viking bridge in Ravning Enge, through the most magnificent landscapes and past Runkenbjerg (in the heart of Vejle Ådal (valley)) to the final destination, the Bindeballe Merchant House and Bindeballe Station.
Meeting Point: The Vingsted Centre (in front of the main entrance), Vingsted Skovvej 2, DK-7183 Bredsten.

The Ancient Road, Tour 6: Bindeballe Merchant’s House – Ølgaard: 
Wednesday 19 June from 10:00-16:00 
This 8.6km route starts at the Bindeballe Merchant’s House and continues along the Vejle Ådal (valley) and Sønderkær towards Egtved Ådal (valley) and the Nybjerg Watermill and heads west to reach the old steer herding inn, which has been restored with funds from Real Dania to serve as a hostel, Hærvejsherberget Ølgaard.

Meeting point: the Bindeballe Merchant’s House, Bindeballevej 100, DK-7183 Randbøl.

The Ancient Road, Tour 7: Ølgaard – Bække Church: Wednesday 26 June from 10:00-16:00 
The last of the hiking tours is a 10.5km route that takes you from the former Ancient Road inn, Hærvejskroen, and the new pilgrim hostel Ølgaard on the Ancient Road hiking route past Hedelykke (a short stretch with historic wagon trails), the colossal Hamburg milestone, the Bække rune stone at Klebæk Høje (where it still marks the stern of a stone ship), and the Ravnunge-Tues rune stone by Bække Church. Meeting point: Ølgaard Hostel, Hærvejen 11, DK-7183 Randbøl, west of Egtved.


Ticket sales

Tickets for the ranger-guided tours cost DKK 75 per person and are available from the VisitVejle office.


Facts about ranger-guided tours along the Ancient Road

The tours average around 10km and take place at an easy speed. Participants will return to the starting point by coach. Bring practical footwear, a rucksack, picnic lunch and beverages. Lunch will be enjoyed open-air. The ranger, Peer Høgsberg, can be contacted at Tel.: +45 2364 0265 or email ph@vingsted.dk


About the Ancient Road

15,000 years ago, Ice Age glaciers created the Jutland Ridge. 4,000 years ago, the trail along the ridge between Viborg in north Jutland and Hamburg in Germany was used by steer herdsmen, merchants, pilgrims and marching soldiers. VisitVejle and ranger Peer Høgsberg look forward to offering you an inspired experience beyond the ordinary.

Event date/time
15/05/2013 - 15/05/2013 Naturcenter KoutrupgaardWednesday10:00 - 16:00
22/05/2013 - 22/05/2013 Hærvejscenter KollemortenWednesday10:00 - 16:00
29/05/2013 - 29/05/2013 Harresø KroWednesday10:00 - 16:00
05/06/2013 - 05/06/2013 P-pladsen ved Fårup SøWednesday10:00 - 16:00
12/06/2013 - 12/06/2013 VINGSTED hotel & konferencecenterWednesday10:00 - 16:00
19/06/2013 - 19/06/2013 Bindeballe KøbmandsgårdWednesday10:00 - 16:00
26/06/2013 - 26/06/2013 Ølgård HerbergWednesday10:00 - 16:00
Price interval
Per person - 75.00 DKK

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