The Coastal Route - Map 4

From Kokkedal the route follows the coastline, which turns westwards. If the tide is high, go up Saltbækvej and descend along Skibstedvej. If you follow the water, you continue a short way past Skibsted Strand. Here the Coastal Route takes you to the highest point on the island 'Salgjerhøj', from where you descend along small roads to Hanklit. From here you can for the most part follow the beach to Gullerup Strand Inn. Continue from there along small roads to Ny Klitgård, from where the route takes you via paths and field paths down to the water at Mosebjerg and westwards to the hills of Klov Bakker.

Round trips
'Salgjerhøj' IV
4 km, approx. 1 hour (path, beach and small roads)

Follow the yellow walk route from Salgjerhøj down to the water. Walk up Skibstedvej to Flade. Turn right up Salgerhøjvej, which you follow back to the parking area.

'Gullerup Strand' III
3 km approx. ¾ hour (beach and small roads)

Follow the Coastal Route to Gullerup Strand Inn. Walk from inn up to Hanklitvej and follow this road back to the parking area.

'Mosebjerg' V
8 km, approx. 2 hours (beach, path and small roads)

Follow the Coastal Route down to the fjord and continue westwards. Take the route up to Klov Bakker and then on to Sundby. Leave the Coastal Route and turn left, then passing through Sundby, leaving via Skolebakken and along Molervej back to Mosebjerg. Turn out towards the water just after Molervej No. 12.

Selected sights and attractions
Skibsted Strand
You can find shelter here from the wind and the rain in the small fishermen's shacks.

With its 89 m, Salgjerhøj is the highest point on the island and is part of the ridge that stretches from Saltbæk to Hanklit. From Salgjerhøj you can see a number of barrows in the area – and in clear weather 22 of the island's 34 churches.

Legend has it that 'the old man' comes out when the sun shines on the south side of the hill. He sits down, makes himself comfortable and peers at the sun. 'The old man' of Salgjerhøj is not some nasty or evil troll. He is at one with the hill, the fjord, the cliff and time that never moves and never stands still. He guards the language and lore of the people. He sees everything and remembers it all, and is more than willing to talk about it, but not everyone who climbs Salgjerhøj is able to hear him...

In 1920, a private company began to extract gravel from the 66-metre-high cliff. This caused a considerable outcry, but there was no legal way to stop the work. So an 'Association for the Preservation of Hanklit' was founded, and in 1933 enough money had been collected for the association to be able to buy Hanklit, lay out a road and parking area, build a bridge over the stream and raise a flagpole on the top, where in earlier days an attendant used to hoist the flag on sunny Sundays.

Ny Klitgård
In former times, this place housed the manager of the brickworks that once lay on the flat plateau east of the farm. The lighthouse keeper dwelt in the outbuildings.

Klov Bakker
The hills, which now are a recreation area with paths and a campsite, were used for extracting moler until 1979. Find out more about the moler at the info point at Mosebjerg.

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