Large exotic conifer plantations on former heathland with several streams. Some heathland remains and there is one small area (9.5 ha) of natural Quercus forest.
The site holds high numbers of breeding raptors and woodpeckers. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Pernis apivorus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio.
National Partial International High5,070 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Forest areas south of Silkeborg, 5,070 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from
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