A trip on the dune heath
Creeping willow, heather, crowberry, cranberry and bog bilberry, bog myrtle, bell heather, mouse-ear hawkweed and several species of sundew grow on the dune heaths. On the outer dunes, the hardy galea grows, and with its huge root system, it is particularly good at securing and binding the dunes.
North of Lodbjerg Lighthouse lie two beautiful groups of grave mounds, totalling nine altogether. Pollen analyses from excavations show that this area was covered by forest in the Stone Age. The forest included lime trees, oak trees and hornbeam. Later the analyses include more and more pollen from heather, which tells us that the first peasants in the area cleared the forest to cultivate the land, and after a short period of cultivation the heather took over the area.
Visit the lighthouse
In 2018 the lighthouse is going through a profound restoration. Therefore, the buildings surrounding the lighthouse are closed most of 2018. Fortunately, there is access to the lighthouse most days and from the top of the lighthouse you can enjoy the magnificent view. To enter the lighthouse, please pay a minor fee of 20 DKR or 3 Euros.
Whether there is access to the lighthouse or not depends on the restoration process. Please call the Thy National Park office on phone number +45 72 54 15 00 for information about the current situation.
The restoration process is a result of a partnership between Thisted Kommune, The Danish Nature Agency and Thy National Park and it is financially supported by Færchfonden, Realdania, The Outdoor Council (Friluftsrådet) and Nordea-fonden.