Bygholm Lake

Photo: Overblik/Aleksander Mogensen

Bygholm Lake

Photo: Gitte Vinum

Bygholm Lake

Photo: Destination Kystlandet

Mother and daughter walking on a forest path by Bygholm Lake in autumn

The perfect choice for a walk in the nature

Bygholm Lake is an very popular excursion destination for the inhabitants of Horsens. Here you will encounter dog walkers, runners, MTB riders and horseback riders, anglers and orienteerers. Along the lake is a 7.5-kilometre-long route that is perfect for hiking and running. Åbjerg Forest leads all the way down to the lake, and here you will encounter many trails and routes that you can explore. Try for instance the trail around Bygholm Lake, which consists of two marked routes that are 1.9 and 9.4 kilometres long respectively. These trails lead visitors to the many historical sites on the route.


Mountain bike, horseback riding and running

At Bygholm Lake there are optimal conditions for mountain bikers. Through Åbjerg Forest and around the lake is a 10-kilometre-long trail that will likely cause you to sweat. 

You can ride your horse around the woods on one of the many equestrian trails that are clearly marked. In fact the area was used for the World Miltary Championships in 1981 and there are still remains of the springs from the competition in the forest.

The route around the lake is the city’s most popular running route. If you are more into orienteering, Åbjerg Forest also offers a total of three orienteering courses.


Fishing in Bygholm Lake

The lake is popular with anglers. The fish stock is characterized by many small fish. The lake offers pike and perch as well as a fine stock of zanders. You can buy a fishing license for the lake at Effektlageret. Remember that you must be in possession of the national Danish fishing license whenever you go fishing in Denmark. You can buy it here.  


Park right by the lake

There are many free parking options at Bygholm Lake. You can park at Åbjerg Forest near the ring road. Here you will also find restroom facilities. On the north side of the lake, along Lovbyvej, there are four parking spaces. Several of these spots offer fantastic views of the lake and have picnic tables where you can enjoy your lunch or take a break during your trip.

You can also park at the large parking lot in Bygholm Park, which is 500 meters from the lake.


Make the most of the trip

A trip to Bygholm Lake can be combined with a visit to the beautiful old manor park Bygholm Park, which is connected to the lake. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy a good meal or an overnight stay at Hotel Comwell Bygholm Park.

If you want to stay all the way down to the lake, then this is possible at Bygholm Lake Camping in exceptionally beautiful surroundings. Here you can sleep in a tent or a caravan and there are also shelters on the campsite area.

Also make sure to visit the old passage grave Grønhøj, which is more than 5000 years old. The passage grave is on the south side of the lake. Bygholm Lake and Åbjerg Forest are connected on the south side with the large new community forest, Rugballegard Forest, which has an extensive network of trails. Together with Bygholm Lake, it forms a vast urban natural area of nearly 300 hectares, where you can continually discover new paths and places.


Want to walk around other lakes in the Coastal Land?

On this page you can find information about other lakes in the local area that are perfectly suited for hiking. 

Hotels nearby of Bygholm Lake

  • Jørgensens Hotel

    2.34 km

    When you visit Jørgensens Hotel, look forward to an experience of historical awareness, quality in every detail and personal hospitality in the center of Horsens.
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  • Hotel Skanderborghus

    18.75 km

    Skanderborghus, which is situated in the deer park Dyrehaven at the shore of the lake, is indeed a gem near lake and wood. The hotel is situated close to the cosy centre of Skanderborg with fine shopping possibilities, and in the surroundings there are fine possibilities of sailing, golfing and playing tennis.
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  • Hotel Vejlefjord

    20.98 km

    Due to the beautiful location near the fjord and in the beech forest, Hotel Vejlefjord is often referred to as “The castle in the forest ". The hotel spa and wellness facilities and the thermal baths are unique and compares favorably with the best in Northern Europe. Enjoy the 20 km forest tracks.

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  • Hotel Hedegaarden

    22.3 km

    Hotel Hedegaarden is a family-run hotel which offers everything from the traditional Danish cuisine to new and different taste experiences. They emphasize good food made of first-rate ingredients, an unpretentious atmosphere and that everything functions as is should. The hotel is situated right at motorway exit no. 60
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  • ToRVehallerne- SDH Partner Hotel

    25.23 km

    The hotel offers delicious food and high service to you as a guest. Located in the spirit of the city, you can experience all the cities facilities and easily get around without a car.
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  • Nørre Vissing Kro

    28.29 km

    The royally licensed inn Nørre Vissing Kro, dating back to 1801, is situated close to hills, woods and lakes. The inn is famous for its creative and uncom-promising cuisine with a restaurant, filled with an incredible atmosphere, and an excellent wine cellar. 25 min. to both Aarhus and Silkeborg.
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  • Låsby Kro

    31.83 km

    You will find Låsby Inn in the middle of Jutland in the beautiful and hilly nature between Silkeborg and Aarhus. There is a cozy atmosphere and the inn is furnished with all that classifies a typical inn. It's like being in another time wrap.

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  • Hotel Fredericia - SDH Partner Hotel

    32.97 km

    Experience culinary magic at the restaurant Ryes, and combine your stay with the beautiful nature together with a lot of cultural experiences and activities when you stay at Hotel Fredericia.
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  • Hotel Dania Silkeborg

    38.42 km

    Hotel Dania commands a central location in Silkeborg, surrounded by shops, sights and attractions and close to the woods and lakes. Dating from 1848, the hotel has been carefully refurbished to preserve its special charm and atmosphere. The hotel restaurant Brasserie Underhuset serves a cuisine in a class of its own.

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  • Hotel Oasia Aarhus

    39.38 km

    City Hotel Oasia is the only designer hotel in Aarhus. The decor emphasises elegant and discreet luxury, clean lines and Nordic design. Designer furniture and hard-wooden flooring highlight the style. This wonderful oasis is situated close to Aarhus Central Station, ARoS and The Old Town. Only breakfast restaurant.
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