Hedeland Nature Park

Hedeland Nature Park

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Former gravel pit area converted into a recreational park with different public facilities and activity programmes for the general public as well as more organised associations. 

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Converted gravel pit

Hedeland Nature Park is an old gravel pit area converted into a public recreational park. The 3,700-acre large area is located between three municipalities: Greve, Roskilde and Høje Taastrup. Hedeland contains important natural, cultural, and industrial historical traces in the form of ice age deposits, ancient monuments, and traces of more than 100 years of gravel excavation. Besides its remarkable history, Hedeland also has great biological value, especially due to the nutrient-poor soil that has been exposed in connection with the excavation work.

Man-made landscape with diverse facilities

With its hilly and dramatic cultural landscape, Hedeland offers a unique nature experience in contrast to the surrounding area's otherwise predominantly flat landscapes. Today, Hedeland forms the setting for a wide range of outdoor activities and nature experiences. The area houses about twenty associations and clubs and offers the opportunity for several self-organised activities and experiences in nature. Here you will find, among other things, ski and toboggan runs, walking and cycling paths, riding trails, a golf course, an old train track, moped tracks, motocross centre, a go-kart track, playgrounds, campfire sites and a 4,000 seat amphitheatre. The park is continuously being developed, and plans are currently being made to establish a new generation of designed shelters offering more comfortable accommodation.

Key facts

  • Location

    Near the city of Roskilde

  • GPS points

    (Information centre at) N55° 36’31.88’’ E12° 10’52.52’’

  • Protection Framework

    Danish legislation

  • Estimated number of visitors

  • High season

  • Low season

  • Project Owner

    Public - Hedeland Nature Park (Greve, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde Municipalities)

  • Designer

    The project involved several architects and planners

  • Year of construction


  • Materials

    Various materials

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