rødhus

Tankested - Rødhus

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Approximately 7 kilometres south west of Blokhus by Rødhus Klit near Tranum Duneplantation, you'll find a hill with a wonderful view of the area, and in the horizon, you get a clear view of the North Sea. 

Somewhere on the plain - where Rødhus Klit Camping lies today – it is possible that the old church Rødhus Kirke was situated.

All that is left today is the legend, and in fact it is a bit unclear, whether it ever existed. Until around year 1500, when the sand drift really set in, Rødhus was a prosperous village. Churches as well as most of the farms have since been left deserted, and there are no traces of them. 

The sand drift came to an end in the late 19th century, and there were still inhabitants left in the area. The year 1950 accounted for approximately 30 farms and smallholding in Rødhus. Despite sand drift and closed farms, you still see cropped fields south of the camp site. They are remains from the early farming in the area. The fields are state-owned but leased out and cultivated with corn.  

The area by Rødhus was a sea bed during the Stone Age approximately 7,000 years ago. Since then, the land has risen and pushed the water back. Should you find sea shells and amber in the fields and plantations, they might be remains from the Stone Age Sea. 

 

Location

The vantage point is situated on the hill by Tranum dune plantation, 7 kilometres south of Blokhus