Trail of Skovbakkerne on the peninsula Lovns
The landscape of Lovs Peninsula was formed during the last Ice Age, when the ice deposited large, rounded hills. They consist of melt water sand, moraine sand and a bit of clay till.
In the Stone Age, Lovns was close to being an island. At that time, the water level was in the fact to high that Lovns Lake and the meadows were seafloor. Here you can see cliffs from the Stone Age Sea.
In the aftermath of the Ice Age, there were no plants to maintain the soil. Therefore, the melt water and the rain formed deep gorges in the landscape. The gorges, or the stream erosions, are clearly visible between the hills and the fjord. Today you will find lush plant growth in the valleys.
Along the yellow route, there are oak thickets in the gorges. Here you can get a sense of how the forests of the past may have looked like.
Along the yellow route, you can see an embankment, which may have been a fortress, and there are several burial mounds in the area.
The trails on Lovns Peninsula are all connected and you may hike them separately or all of them the same day. The trails are:
Red: 5 km
Yellow: 5 km
Green: 5 km
Blue: 6 km
One the beach, you’ll find stones, which were brought here by the ice. They originate from areas where the ice came come. For example, you’ll find Larvikite blocks and Rhomb Porphyry on the beach originated from the Oslo region.
Info on the trails on Lovns / Skovbakkerne
The marked hiking routes are on privately owned protected land. Vesthimmerland Municipality maintains them. Comments on routes should be directed to the municipality. The routes along the coast can be flooded during high tides.