The famous author H.C. Andersen wrote “it’s so lovely on the countryside”. We are not really sure if he was thinking about the parish of Vigersted Sogn, which is situated smack in the middle of Zealand, with Vigersted village only 8 km. north east of the royal city of Ringsted.
Vigersted village is Ringsted Municipality’s only “mountain village”. Beautifully surrounded by hills, fields, forests, meadows, marshes, ponds and creeks. There unfolds a rich wildlife, providing you with many fantastic nature experiences when walking in the surrounding countryside.
BIKE & RUNNING
Vigersted is surrounded by hilly countryside and there are plenty of opportunities to focus on your physical form – whether you are using an ordinary bike, your race-cycle, the MTB or your running shoes. Within a radius of 20 kilometers you will be in Køge, Roskilde, Sorø and Haslev, where you are guaranteed to meet other fitness-alike’s on the road. For especially MTBs and runners, we recommend Ringsted’s activity and experience path, which is a path of 25 km from the boundery of the municipal in the east through Humleore Forest and along the marsh between Vigersted and Kværkeby through the village of Værkevad to the end of Haraldsted creek.
Kværkeby Bird Sanctuary has been around for more than 40 years – and is the result of one man’s amazing effort and concern for nature and birds. The marvelous bird and animal life can be observed from a little more than two kilometers long fortified grass path that goes all the way around the reserve. The ground is sufficient for a curious walk – even during wintertime. ENJOY the nature around Vigersted.
Skjoldnæsholm Golfcenter (8 km from Nilehøj) Skjoldenæsholm Golf Center offers two 18-hole golf courses of high international standard, built in the historic atmosphere around Skjoldenæsholm Manor. The golf course is located in a very beautiful landscape where natural surroundings like small ponds, stone walls, minor hills will challenge your game with much varity. See more at www.golfers.dk
Skovbo Golfklub (11 km from Nilehøj) A gem among the Mid-Zealand golf courses. The green surroundings, ponds and small creeks put a significant mark on the course and will challenge players of all levels. The course is located in a governent protected area along Køge creek, and therefore offers a great experience for nature lovers. Green fee players are most welcome. See more at www.skovbogolfklub.dk
The country areas covering the Rosengaard trail has very unique qualities: A very varied landscape where the forest is not “only” a so-called production forest, but where you will experience room for completely untouched natural nature – especially wetlands have very large variety of animal and plant life. A walk on the trail of Rosengaard in Vigersted is pure balm for the soul. Here is absolutely silence.