Stensbæk Hede

Sønderjylland  >  Denmark

Sand drift and heath landscape in the middle of Southern Jutland.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023
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Stensbæk Hede is an area of inland dunes with large heath areas and shifting sands. Brilliant vistas in a 770 ha landscape that is shaped by wind and erosion. Among the birds you can encounter here are European Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Eurasian Nightjar, Hen Harrier, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Wood Lark and European Stonechat.



Several parking lots scattered around. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland , Scattered trees and bushes , River , Lake , Forest


Hilly , Dry , Open landscape , Wet , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn , Summer


Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The unique landscapes, unspoilt river meanders, extensive heaths and wetlands offer a wealth of experiences. The plantation of around 770 hectares is located on the heath, Gelså Hedeslette, between Ribe and Gram.

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