Wanderings in snowy forests

Over the past couple of weekends I have taken the opportunity to explore areas that I have previously visited. The first trip commenced in Slagslunde, after alighting from the bus I wandered down the road, towards the forest. I was taken by the snow clinging to branches of the trees.


As I entered Slagslunde Skov I left the road and wandered around the banks of Gulbjergmose, the lake was calm.

The lake was calm

a tree partially submerged

I then followed the forest trails admiring the fungi growing on the sawn timber.

It was lunchtime, so I lit the stove boiled some water, soup with sandwiches followed by coffee is always enjoyable on a cold winters day.

After lunch I continued through Krogenlund, visiting the burial mound, before descending to the stream and entering Ganlose forest.

Leaving the forest I crossed the main road and begun the walk along the banks of Bastrup Sø, this section of the trail was familiar to me but with the sun setting on a coolish evening the visual stimulation was different.

After leaving Bastrup Sø I was taken by the setting sun highlighted in the jars.


One week later, after an aborted trip to Gribskov, I returned to familiar territory along the banks of Fureso and into the forests of Hareskov. We have had more snow and the temperature had continued to be below zero so whilst snow depths were still low the snow base had firmed. Some had tried to ski, but walking was still the easiest option though there was ice on the well used paths. Wandering along the banks of Fureso, you are constantly rewarded with views over the lake, the sounds of birds flying (or chirping) along with people rowing, cycling, walking … This was equally true on this walk.

As I wandered I began to reflect on the beauty of this area, one I have been to many times, and whilst in some ways it will never change I enjoy the experience every time I pass through the area. After a while it was time for lunch and I chose a familiar place, and as other people wandered by I just sat and enjoyed the view appreciating the opportunity to be in such a location.

I continued further and investigated the icicles hanging from the trees wondering how long it would be before the lake (or at least the banks) would be frozen.

The sun came out which was both a blessing and a challenge, with a drop in the temperature an icy walk in my Innov8 288’s was assured.

I recognised as I wandered that it may be time to dig out the Kahtoolas. I entered Frederiksdal, with its canal and lock.

after which I was homeward bound passing through Fredriksdal forest and then into Hareskov, with the sun providing a variety of visual experiences.

The sun began to set which reminded me that I had forgotten to pack a torch.


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8 Responses to Wanderings in snowy forests

  1. Peter Nylund says:

    Nice pictures. Isn't it wonderful how even a small amount of snow cheers up the late fall misery.

  2. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Peter, it was nice to be able to see the forests in their white glory, with another 10 cm today, they should look even better.

  3. I really love snow. I hope we get some this winter in Maryland USA. Thank you for the photos.

  4. Morten says:

    As usually beautiful pictures. Hope we will get a snowy winter this year it lightens a dark period of the year.

  5. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Morten,the snow does make a big difference and am now hoping for a white christmas and beyond.

  6. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Johnpaul fro dropping by, I have been in Baltimore when it snowed so I am sure your will get some. Enjoy.

  7. Mark Waring says:

    As we approach the winter equinox in our northern climes it' so important to go out and seize the hours of daylight. I enjoyed the picture of the sunlight 'captured' in the jam jars particularly!

  8. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Mark, I was about 20 metres or more away from the building and was attracted by the light, it was impressive.

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