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Nature trail along Skals Å stream through a beautiful wetland area near Hjarbæk Fjord.

Added* by Christian Bøggild
Most recent update 12 April 2021


Beautiful nature trail of 2,5 km along wet meadows, reedbeds and wetland on the dam along Skals Å near Hjarbæk Fjord. The lower part of Skals Å stream is part of an international nature conservation area under the Natura 2000 project and is both a bird protection area and an EU habitat area. A good area to see meadow birds, ducks, geese, waders and other waterbirds. Among the birds you can see are Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Bluethroat, Bearded Tit, Avocet, Eurasian Oystercatcher and Reed Bunting.



Take the road from Viborg to Skals and park about 1 km before you reach Skals on the left side of the road and walk from there. Or park on the west side of the area. Click on a P in the map to get directions. You can make a circular walk of 7 km or only do the trail along the Skals Å stream (2,5 km one way).

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Reedbeds , Grassland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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