Draved Skov og Kongens Mose

Sønderjylland  >  Denmark

400 hectares of varied forest and bog. The largest untouched forest in Denmark offers a unique opportunity to see how forests looked like a thousand years ago.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


Draved Forest is one of the best developed natural forests, where the untouched parts are reminiscent of primeval forest. This is partly due to the fact that it has been well sheltered by the surrounding, hard-to-reach bogs, like Kongens Mose. The area has lots of old, dead and decaying trees that offer an abundance of food and nesting sites. 198 species of birds have been registered, 113 of them as breeding. Among the birds you can encounter are Cuckoo, Snipe, Woodcock, Eagle Owl, Tawny Owl, Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Eurasian Hobby, Black Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Eurasian Green Woodpecker.



One larger parking lot on Dravedskovvej and another smaller one on Teltkrovej. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 7,5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Moors/heathland , Reedbeds , Lake


Flat , Wet , Slippery , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Bring wellies, the forest is untouched and not drained so at times the trail is partially flooded. It is not advisable to go into the moors without a local guide.

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