Hiking around the Silkeborg Lakes

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Hiking around the Silkeborg Lakes

Thursday May 5th 2016

Start at Ry train station 4pm. I have been looking forward to this trip for some time now. I have been busting to try out my new Cumulus Quilt 250. With the night temperatures between 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, it was a perfect time of the year.

Hiking around the Silkeborg Lakes
Tarptent Notch

We hike the short 4km to Alling West Camping place. After dinner we witness this beautiful sunset.

Hiking around the Silkeborg Lakes

My  new Cumulus Quilt 250 was a bit too cold to sleep in on the first night. The temps came down to about 3-4 degrees Celsius, so I had to sleep with my winter down jacket on as well. However I only had to do this on the first night. The next two nights the temps were around 9 degrees Celsius and my quilt was perfect under these conditions. I made a mental note not to use my quilt below 6 degrees Celsius for future trips.

Friday May 6th 2016

We follow the trail around the lakes until we reach Svejbæk where we climb up to the lookout at Sindberg.

 

We finish the day at Korsdalhuspladsen in the middle of Silkeborg north forest where we setup camp for the night. The day’s hike is aprox. 17km. This is a great camping place with drinking water and toilet. Although you have to book the site. After dinner we went for an evening stroll before retiring to bed.

Hiking around the Silkeborg Lakes

Saturday May 7th 2016

Today’s stage is aprox. 15km. We hike down from Korsdalhuspladsen in the middle of Silkeborg north forest and along the lakes low trail once again heading to Østre Gåsekær where we setup camp for the last night.

Before reaching the camping place we top up our water bottles at Slåensø (lake) which is Denmark’s cleanest lake.

 

Sunday May 8th 2016

Today’s hike takes us past Himmelbjerget before we end where we started last Thursday. The day’s hike is aprox. 12km.