Hiking in The Himmerland Heathlands
In the heart of western Himmerland, Vindblæs, Oudrup, Ajstrup, and Lundby Heath are gradually merging into a natural unity without disruptive elements like houses, masts, and power lines. There is only heather, sheep, cattle, and scattered trees.
The 1300 hectares are a remnant of the vast heath that, until the 19th century, covered a large part of the region between Løgstør, Nibe, Farsø, and Aars, extending all the way towards Svenstrup, Støvring, and Rold Forest.
A walk across the heath reveals an impressive richness of flowering plants and low bushes. Heather covers vast areas and in late summer forms a reddish-purple carpet over the hills. Where the heather gives way to grasses and herbs, you'll see a riot of colors from flowers in the summer.