Langesø Forest at Morud
Close to Langesø Castle you'll find Langesø forest. Here are tall spruces, beautiful nature and good hiking trails, where you get to see a lot of the forest.
The forest is named after lake Langesø (it means long lake), which is about 1300 meters long, 200 meters wide and 6 meters deep. Langesø was formed at the end of the ice age, where a large meltwater river dug into the terrain and created a tunnel valley.
For the past 200 years, the forest has grown from 165 to about 900 acres. In the latter half of the 19th century, there was a lot of beech forest, and in all the places where holes appeared due to dead beech trees, fast-growing foreign conifers were planted, especially larch, douglas fir, giant fir, cypress, arborvitae and California fir. Today, the forest consists mainly of beech trees, douglas fir and larch, and there are some impressively tall trees in the forest.
If you want to go for a bike ride, you can try the two ten km MTB trails in the forest. You have to buy a license before you can go - contact the Langesø Manor administration to get it.
The area also contains many horse trails, and it is a great place to go for a ride. You must buy a licence before you take your horse to the forest. Contact the Langesø Manor administration to get a licence.
The forest is privately owned, and all traffic is permitted only on roads and trails and only from 7:00 until sunset.