When you bring your dog
We’ve listed a number of points to help you take care of the countryside and your fellow walkers when exercising your dog:
- Your dog should be kept on a leash just as in urban areas. If you want it to run freely, you must find a designated dog park.
- The dog leash should be one-and-a-half metre long. Re-tractable leashes are useful in many situations, but your dog might frighten the birds if you let it roam in an area ten metres either side of the path.
- During the winter months (1 October – 31 March), you are free to let your dog play off the leash on most bea-ches, but it must be kept under control. This means that it must not stray and come when called. In summer, you dog can be off the lead in the water.
- It is not permitted to walk your dog on the Blue-Flag beaches (200 metres from the flag). If you nevertheless find yourself passing such an area, move on quickly as far away from the water as possible.
- Always take your poop bag with you when cleaning up after your dog.
- Don’t let your dog chase birds or other animals. It stres-ses the animals and increases their energy consumption at a very vulnerable time. Moreover, your dog might take chicks from the many ground-nesting birds.
- Please remember that not everyone is enthusiastic about four-legged visitors with a cold nose – despite the fact that your dog might want to befriend everyone it meets on its way.
- Observe the Dog Act, also when visiting a dog park: if your dog doesn’t come when called, it must be on a leash.
Local dog parks
In the National Park:
The forest Egedal Skov near Ebeltoft
Location: Elsegårdevej 24, 8400 Ebeltoft
GPS: 56.1836610, 10.6887260
Close to the National Park:
Ellemandsbjerget on the Helgenæs peninsula
Location: Ellemandsvej, 8420 Knebel
GPS: 56.1174604, 10.5190801
Frellingvej in Kolind
Location: Frellingvej 8, 8560 Kolind, Denmark
GPS: 56.3482369, 10.5687934
The dog-park website hundeskove.dk (in Danish) lists all dog parks in Denmark with a description of their facilities.
When walking inside enclosures with grazing animals
Many of the marked paths in the Mols Bjerge area traverse enclosures with grazing animals. If you decide to go there, you must be particularly careful to keep your dog on a short leash and well away from the animals.
They see dogs as wolves and will therefore be on the defensive and poten-tially attack if the dog should get too close or get between a mother and her offspring.
If you’d rather not walk through the enclosure, there are a number of alternative routes outside them. Look at the National Park map or app or follow the many miles of bridle paths in the area – they all avoid the enclosures.