Everyone has the right to walk in nature

We must all walk in nature, but we must take animals, plants and other people into account.

The right to walk in nature is guaranteed in the Nature Conservation Act, but there may be cases where access to nature can sometimes be limited, e.g. in connection with hunting.

Remember that all traffic in nature is at your own risk. 

Where can I walk and cycle?

Briefly, the following rules apply: 

  • You can walk along all coasts and beaches in Denmark
  • You may cycle and walk on roads and paths in the forests. In forests owned by the state and public foundations, you may also walk outside the paths, but not cycle. 
  • You may cycle and walk on all established roads and paths in the open country.
  • You may walk on uncultivated land that is not fenced. This applies, among other things, to on heaths, meadows, marshes and pastures. 
Do dogs have to be on a leash?

Dogs must be kept on a lead all year round when you are out in nature. On beaches and coasts, however, this only applies in the period from 1 April to 30 September, and where there are livestock grazing. 


Contact us

City and Landscape
Lille Rådhusgade 7
6400 Sønderborg

Opening hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 8.00 am - 15.00 pm
Thursday: 8.00 am - 17.00 pm
Friday: 8.00 am - 14.00 pm

Phone hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 9.00 am - 15.00 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am - 17.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am - 14.00 pm