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The Seven Year Lakes at Billund




The Seven Year Lakes at Billund

Randbøl hede and Frederikshåb's plantation is a huge area with lots of beautiful nature.

Inge, took a walk in the area and here comes her exploration.


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We came from Billund city and drove out of Koldingvej. It shift to Bøgvadvej later. There is the parking place of ​​Randbølhede.

The parking place was filled up, so we drove 200 m further down the road, here we could park.

On the same side are the lakes. You walk down a dirt road. When it ends then go right. A little later you can go straight out or left. We went left. A little later, maybe 400 meters you could still walk straight out, but also to the left, a red mark on a pole. We went left.

Then we came in to the lakes, which are on both sides, and there is plenty of fine sand. Roots grow up on the path and you walk in a lot of sand. There are also some hills. We walked maybe 2 km, at one point you can go left red by the red mark on a pole. Then you leave the lakes. But we continued all the way around the lakes. The route was about 6 km. Somewhere there was a lot of water on the trail, so we had to get up a bit and then down again. And somewhere we had to jump a little over some water.

Seven-year lakes have their name from appearing every seven years. That's not quite true, but some years they are there and other years they are empty. They appear when the groundwater is high over a long period of time.

The landscape alternates between open areas, lakes and swamps and white sandy beaches by the big lakes.
Geo: 55.67087700, 9.17385800

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Address:
Søndre Almstokvej, 7183 Randbøldal

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