Map 2. Ho Bugt - Tarphage
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The trail passes through the Oksby and Bordrup dune plantations and continues on through the meadows at the Ho Bugt bay. At Tarp you can visit the Tarphage Bro bridge before continuing to the east.
For centuries it has been necessary to fight sand drift in Western Jutland- The sand could be curbed with heather and by planting lyme grass and marram grass. The first coniferous trees used for blocking the wind were planted in 1856 at Ulfslo in Bordrup dune plantation. A stone has been erected here to commemorate the planter who created the first plantation. Stairs lead up to two peaks with great views. Here you can get an impression the largest parabolic dune in Denmark.
The lookout tower at Ho Bugt
The lookout tower is under renovation in 2010.
The exhibit illuminates all aspects of amber, both its natural history by showing how amber is formed and the encasement of plant parts or insects, its geology with deposit conditions and types of amber, as well as the cultural history of amber, which is shown chronologically. Prehistoric times are represented with costly items placed in Stone Age graves, a few Bronze Age finds and several differently shaped Iron Age pearls.
See more at vardemuseum.dk
Church: Ål Kirke
Varde Å at Tarphage Bro
Ål Kirke lies in the northern part of Oksbøl. It is a Romanesque church and has very fine frescoes, including a unique knights’ frieze. The church is in part built with tuff, an eruptive rock brought here from the Rhine area.
The bridge has a good view of the landscape at the mouth of Varde Å. The Tarphage bridge was opened in 1940. Before that time, the western crossing of Varde Å was carried out with two boats and a barge for animals, carriages and cars.
Links til tour folders
Kyst til Kyst Stien. Folder about The Coast to Coast Trail