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A complex of adjacent forests with a large and diverse population of forest birds.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023
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Rinkenæs Skov, Dyrehaven and Roden Skov make up the largerst part of the forests, which are located directly next to Gråsten Castle and which are collectively called the Gråsten forests (Gråstenskovene). The easy accessible deciduous forests are located in a scenic, hilly and varied terrain with open grazing areas and forest lakes. There is a rich wildlife with deer, fox, badger and marten. The site contains lakes Margrethe Sø, Slotssøen, Kujborgdam and Storedam. Among the birds you can encounter are Northern Shoveler, Common Goldeneye, Snipe, Little Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Tawny Owl, Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Hobby and Common Raven.



There are marked trails through the forests and several parkings. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point. The circular walking route shown on the map is 16 km long but is easily split in half.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Grassland , Lake


Hilly , Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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