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Sand and gravel mining has left a hilly area with about 70 large and small lakes.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


Tarup-Davinde is a large area of gravel excavation. As the ongoing mining is done, the lakes and the surrounding landscape are transformed into scenic natural areas. In addition to the many lakes, the area consists of grazed meadows, small forests, moist scrub and dry pastures. An extraordinary place with very varied terrain, and lots of exploring to do. And also plenty of birds. Among the birds you can encounter are Common Goldeneye, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Smew, Goosander, Little Grebe, Osprey, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Snipe, Common Tern, Marsh Harrier, Common Kingfisher and Common Greenshank.



A dozen parking lots scattered around the area and there are many paths and lakes to explore (see the map). Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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