Forests and Woodlands

Forests and Woodlands

Lace up your walking shoes, pack a lunch, and disappear into one of the national park’s forests. Walk or cycle on old forest roads and winding paths to experience the rich and diverse nature and landscapes.

About one-third of the national park’s area consists of old-growth forests, which have stood there and evolved for many hundreds of years. Besides diverse plant and animal life, they contain traces of history and culture. Some of the national park’s forests are privately owned, with public access on the roads and paths from sunrise to sunset.

Located in the national park are also two large state-owned forests, Bidstrup Forests and Boserup Forest (briefly described below), where you are free to roam all over any time of day.

Bidstrup Forests

Bidstrup Forests are part of Skovhøjlandet, the forest highlands that make up Zealand’s second largest forested area. The varied and hilly terrain of Skovhøjlandet lies 100 meters above sea level and is made up of forests, pastures, forest meadows, bogs, and lakes. Springs bubble from the hills and the forests are crisscrossed by clean brooks and streams.

The forests received a Natura 2000 designation due to the area’s unique flora and fauna. Paths, shelters, mountain bike trails and horse trails are available for use, just as Avnsø Lake offers pristine water for a swim.

Boserup Forest

Boserup Forest close to the town of Roskilde is protected, old-growth deciduous forest stretching along the shoreline of Roskilde Fjord. A species-rich flora flourishes in the calcium rich soil, where mushrooms willingly sprout and springtime brings a rich bouquet of white, blue and yellow anemone flowers. The forest has paths, shelters and mountain bike trails.