The Coastal Route - Map 6

The Coastal Route continues along the water's edge around Torsbjerg. At Dyrehavevej it takes you along a field path through the home farm of Ørndrup Hovedgård a short distance along Ørndrupvej. After this, it turns out towards Mågerodde and then proceeds southwards along the coastal slope. The route then crosses Spand Å river and takes you via Ørndrup Enge to the end of Madsbjergvej and then in through Karby.

From Karby you are taken via the salt meadows of Skyttevej, after which the route turns sharply up the stairs to Årbjerg Torn. From here it continues through enclosures and along the beach to the ferry terminal at Næssund.

From the ferry terminal, follow Næssundvej for a while before crossing over to Næsørevej. From Enggården you are taken over meadows and dikes to Kringsholmen.

Round trips
'Mågerodde' III
6½ km, approx. 1½ hours (meadow, trodden paths and small roads)

Follow the Coastal Route in the opposite direction across the meadow. use the Leonardo bridge at Spang Å and continue along the windbreak and along the field path out to Ørndrupvej. Turn right in towards Karby and later follow Madsbjergvej back to Ørndrup Enge.

'Årbjerg Torn' V
6½ km, approx. 1½ hours (trodden path and small roads)

Walk up to Årbjerg Torn, follow the Coastal Route southwards. Turn left up along the field path where the Coastal Route turns down towards the water. Cross Næssundvej and continue along the meadow road until you meet up with the Coastal Route once more. Follow the signs across the meadow and on to Kringsholmen. Here, turn left and go out to Næssundvej, then turn left back to the parking area at Årbjerg Torn.

Selected sights and attractions
Mågerodde
Mågerodde is owned by the Åge V. Jensen Foundation, which seeks to preserve nature and protect wild animals. The area is part of a large Natura 2000 area. As a bird locality is it particularly valuable as a breeding ground for avocet, arctic tern, dwarf star and ruff, as well as for the migratory birds Brent goose and golden plover. Otter are also to be seen here.

Skovkirken (the woodland church)
The hen house at Karby Vicarage had been empty for a number of years. In 1997, a team of mini-confirmands established a 'woodland church' in the hen house, together with the vicar, and Astrid Grundtvig, who is a great-great-grandchild of the theologian and thinker Grundtvig, decorated the interior. The 'church builders' were aided by several farmers, who took care of the heavy work. There is sand on the floor, there are tea lights on the former perches and the altar is a large slab of raw granite that used to lie on the slope outside the vicarage. Wayfarers and people from the parish look it, light a tea light, sit down and enjoy the quietness and the special atmosphere of the simple, unassuming yet wonderful church interior.

Årbjerg Torn
There is a wonderful 300-degree panoramic view from the bronze-age barrow. If you stand on top of it on a quiet evening at dusk, you can see the bronze-age girl come out of the barrow and come over to your side and look out over the fjord. Like you, she sees the same landscape that people have viewed from the barrow for thousands of years.

Næssund
The ferry terminal, which has a history going back over 1000 years, lies at the foot of the range of hills, with a fine view of Thy. Finn, the 'ferryman', who has sailed the ferry route for more than 40 years, says that the ferry was a rowing boat until about 1920. The ferry terminal dates from 1868. When the Vildsund bridge was completed in 1939, one of the ferries from there was put in on the Næssund route. The ferry terminal was modernised again in 1980, when the ferry 'Legind Bjerge' was transferred to Næssund, as the Sallingsund bridge was now completed and linked up with Salling. To this day, the ferry still connects Mors with Thy.

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