Sølsted Mose

Sønderjylland  >  Denmark

Raised bog with areas of brushwood, pastures that are grazed in summer and old waterlogged peat pits.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


Sølsted Mose has is an old heath bog that has been restored after it was drained and cultivated during the 1900s. Much of the scrub has been cleared, the water level has been raised in parts and cattle graze the open areas. This means that the special heath bog plants will be protected and has improved conditions for birdlife. The open areas in the bog support typical birds such as Great Bittern, Snipe, Water Rail, Whinchat, European Stonechat, Savi's Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler. Sølsted Mose has one of Denmark's densest breeding populations of Bluethroat, with upto 30 pairs. Marsh Harrier also nests here. Also Penduline Tit and Common Crane breed in the bog.



Two parking lots, one at the end of Brændegårdsvej and another on route 11 between Sølsted og Bredebro. On the walk round the bog, two bird hides offer good views. Bring wellies, the area is often partially flooded and especially in the winter months the paths can be muddy. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Reedbeds , Moors/heathland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , High water possible , Wet , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Autumn


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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