Krengerupstierne, Glamsbjerg. 14 km.

The Krengerup paths, Glamsbjerg. 14 km.

November, 2020 Off By admin

North of Glamsbjerg on Fünen lies a larger area full of forests and in the northern part of the forest, you can find Krengerup Estate. Set the GPS to Krengerup Gods, find Krengerupvej and take a left down the first forest road. The road leads to a small parking lot, where we parked the car. The hike is mostly in the forest and in the fall, the colours are extraordinary. There are three routes called Krengerupstierne red, yellow and blue, but we have combined and expanned, so we have hiked a coherent route of about 14 kilometres.

Walk from the parking lot and back to Krengerupvej. Take a left down Krengerupvej and follow it briefly until you find a path into the forest on your left. We are now on the yellow route. The first forest we hike through was made in the end of the 19th century and there are more examples of the big, old trees. We take a right down the second path and are now following the route until we once again reach Krengerupvej.

We take a left and follow Krengerupvej until we can make a right down the first road that will take us to Vestfyns Golfklub. We follow the path straight through the golf club and by the end of the golf club’s area we come to a cross of paths where we take a left and leave the yellow route.

We take a left and follow Krengerupvej until we can make a right down the first road that will take us to Vestfyns Golfklub. We follow the path straight through the golf club and by the end of the golf club’s area we come to a cross of paths where we take a left and leave the yellow route.

We follow the blue path until we reach Krengerupvej where we will take a left. When the forest ends and the wide, open fields appear we go right down Odensevej - a large gravel road. We crosses the old rail road which is only used for rail bikes now. The view of the fields that are already green of the crops of next year and the trees with the many autumn colours is very breathtaking.

We proceed down Odensevej and the blue route and are now hiking through Kalkerup Skov. We follow the route to the right and onto a road where you can see Søholm Sø. It was made during the end of the last ice age by a meltwater river that ran below the surface of ice. We can even look across the steep slopes before the lake. We follow the alley all the way up to Søholm (an old, Danish manor house) where we take a right around the manor house and follow the beautiful paving. We take a right back into the forests and follow the forest road past the small, white houses and the path across the fields.

After we have passed the field, we make a right - still on the blue route - and follow Oldgyde until we get to Krengerupvej where we go left. We follow Krengerupvej about 500 metres and then we take a right - still on the blue route. At first opportunity where the blue route goes right, we go left and immediately after about 20 metres, we go right onto a very small path. We stay on the small path until we reach a slightly larger path which we follow until we can make another right. Now we are and the end of the golf course where we came from the other side earlier.

We make a left and are now on the yellow route and with the golf course on our right. By the end of the golf course the yellow route goes left - and so do we. As the yellow path splits with a soft turn to the right, we go straight left. For some time we hike through a coniferous forest and notice the beautiful moss on the forest floor. We also see the largest anthill we have ever seen. We continue down the yellow route until we reach the edge of the forest and then we follow the edge of the forest back towards Krengerup Gods.

Krengerup Gods has a beautiful white main building and a thatched roof on the breeding farm. It was built in the 1700s. We go through the gate vault, across the cobblestones and enjoy the view of the well maintained buildings before we exit through the other gate vault. Here we take a right down Nårupvej and we have now seen the house and the park on our right. By the end of the park we walk through a beautiful old gate and follow the path into the park.

Now we are standing in the park which is very well maintained. The beautiful main building is majesticly lying in the background and it is not hard to imagine all of the extravagant parties that have been held here. As we hike further into the park, we discover a tower at the foot of a hill. It turns out to be a 150 years old water tower that has been built to look like a medieval defense tower.

From the tower we now follow a forest road - the red route - around and back to the car. The forest road from the house was very moist and slippery so we suggest to go back through the park and go straight to the parking lot if it has been raining in the days before you take the hike.

The hike is 14 km long. There are no benches along the forests but there are plenty by the golf club where you can enjoy your coffee.

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Click on the map below and it will open in Google Maps. From here, you can follow the route as you are hiking.