From northern Nykøbing – the purification plant at the end of Strandparken – the Coastal Route follows the fjord northwards, with a view to the east of Fur and Salling.
Unless the water level is extremely low, you will either need rubber boots or to take off your shoes and socks and paddle past the slopes at Urhøj.
From Årnakke you can choose an alternative route. Take part of the ‘Alsted Church’ round trip to Skarum Strand.
Here the coastal slopes are as if ‘let into the fjord’ and at Dråbyvig a completely new landscape appears. Here the route crosses Feggesundvej and takes you directly into the elongated village of Sdr. Dråby before turning east and following Strandvænget to Jørsby, from where you are once more led out to the fjord along a small green path. From here you continue north towards the harbour of Ejerslev Havn.
‘The Golf Course’ IV
3 km, approx. 3/4 hour (shore and trodden paths)
Follow the marked path (round posts) from the parking area. Follow the Coastal Route northwards along the water’s edge. Leave the Coastal Route at the sign ‘Round trip of the golf course’ and follow the golf course’s marked route until it once more takes you out to the water. Follow the Coastal Route southwards and leave the path (marked with round posts) once more to return to the parking area.
‘Alsted Church’ IV
7 km just under 2 hours (small road, beach and paths)
Follow Kirkesvinget and Strandgaden down to Skarum Strand. Walk southwards along the water’s edge to Årnakke. Follow Årnakke inland to Alsted. Leave Strandgaden to pass through the village and follow Kirkesvinget back to the church.
Selected sights and attractions
The beautiful scenery of the island is obvious at the golf course. Every hole lies on its own, surrounded by conservation and agricultural areas. The course and clubhouse were established in 2008 and are said to be able to rival some of the best in the country.
The village is one of the few to have preserved its village pond. The small, unassuming church, without a tower, lies opposite the village. From the graveyard there is a magnificent view out across the water towards Fur, Livø and Himmerland.
Sdr. Dråby lies on the border between arable land and salt meadow. When walking through the village you can picture yourself back in the early 20th century when, apart from the merchant’s house at its centre, the village also included a baker, miller, dyer, clockmaker, doctor’s practice, vet, parish hall, brewery, sawmill, wheelwright’s workshop, etc. The fishermen used to be down at the jetty, and goods were brought to the merchant’s house by merchant ships. The church is kept open. You are welcome to go inside and light a candle. There are tables and benches outside.
The area around the cove of Dråbyvig is now a game reserve and is used by a host of coastal birds as a breeding ground and resting place. It is visited in spring and autumn by, among other birds, the rare Brent goose. In the salt meadows you will find orchids and natterjacks, which breed in the many shallow lagoons. If you walk along the coast, you may see the seals that come from the protected areas of Ejerslev Røn, Blinde Røn and Livø Tap.
The entire area is zoned as a game reserve, and from 1/4–15/7 there is no admission to the southern part of the spit of Buksørodde.
The barn owl has been called the world’s most beautiful bird. From the 1960s onwards their numbers declined rapidly, and in 1990 only about 20 pairs were known to exist in the entire country. Operation ‘Save the Barn Owl’ started in 2005. At that time, only five pairs were known to exist on Mors. A number of barn owl nesting boxes were set up at suitable spots, close to the low-lying meadows and common that are protected against the use of pesticides. In 2008, the population exceeded 20 pairs, with approx. 48 young.