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Gamle Troldhøj



Fairly approximate long/lat coordinates only, as I couldn't spot the monument among the trees on the arial photomap. They shouldn't be far out though.

Access: A 200m walk through the woods on paths north from Havrekobbel. I just followed what looked like the 'main' paths & they took me straight to the monument. You could approach up from the Troldhøj road which is the next turning north, to the west of Havrekobbel, but it's quite steep and I'm not sure how easy it would be to spot the site on the hillside amongst the trees.

For road directions, see Frydendal Kro and continue north & west past Frydendal Øst to Havrekobbel.

Visited 3 April 2006
A pretty spot overlooking a small valley with a road at the bottom.

Can't help thinking that without the forestry, the view might well be

beautiful - in retrospect I wonder if the sea might once have visible. I suspect not, as the valley bears to the east.

The 'Old Troll's Hill' is a pretty well-preserved runddysse (round barrow). Excavations found a 17cm flint dagger at the bottom of the mound and a bronze-age urn in the chamber.

It has a relatively undamaged mound which is made more dramatic by being built on a the highest point of a steepish valley. To complete the picture, it has a nice exposed chunky chamber, complete with capstone. A little beauty!
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

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