When visiting a town for the first time I'm always keen to find out where there are parks and areas of woodland close by, to go walking or running. With Herning you're rather spoilt for choice, with parks and woods on every side! As this story indicates, it's quite possible to encompass all these green areas in one long circuit with only a few short sections beside roads.
You can start and finish in the town centre and take in a wide variety of scenery: formal parks and themed gardens, Danish "garden colonies", a golf course, a historic house, recreational areas, a "zen beach", man-made hills and lakes, and restored natural landscapes.
These parks can be enjoyed individually or as part of this Herning "green circular" (like Dundee's Green Circular but shorter). It takes about 70-90 minutes to run around but would make a good day's walk. With modifications to avoid some of the walking tracks it would also be a great circular cycle route. Many sections would be suitable for the disabled to enjoy.
- I'll remember most the sense of achievement at completing the circuit around the town - running all round a town seems special
- The best bit was getting to the top of Knudmosebaken and enjoying the view
- There was no "worst bit"
- The funniest bit was the inscription on the large stone on Knudmosebaken
- The strangest sight was the "zen beach" at Fuglsang Sø
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|Location||Herning, Central Jutland|
|Date walked||13 June 2008|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||The full circuit requires a fair amount of stamina but shorter sections would suit anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||14-16 km (9-10 miles)|
|Time taken||5 hrs|
|Map used||Free town map provided by hotel|
|Walk source info||Exploring with the aid of the free map|
|Getting there||By air to Billund, bus and train to Herning - or by train from Copenhagen and other centres|
|Places to stay||Scandic Hotel, Eyde Hotel and other hotels and guest houses in Herning|
|Other features||Seeing the old industrial land reclaimed as parkland|