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Day 3: Tårnby to Roskilde

On day 2 I ended in Tåstrup, but instead of continuing from where I finished on day 2, today I started on Amager, at the red gate on the edge of Amager Fælled (the official route starts 5km earlier at Copenhagen airport, the first 5km are pretty much along roads, so I skipped them). I walked just short of 43km to Roskilde, on what was a generally sunny day – 7hrs 30mins with 1hr and 6 mins break.

The following pictures are taken along the 6km walk across Amager Fælled on a largely deserted Tuesday morning.

I walked across Kalvebod bridge joining Amager to Sjælland, and followed the path system – Strandeng and Måge paths that follow the E20 motorway westwards.

Along Svingestien and Nældestien (paths) past the lakes and harbour that are part of Brøndby Strandpark, and passing close to the Arken Museum of Modern Art (a glimpse on the 4th picture – white building).

Going north for a few kilometers along Strandparks and Vejle Å paths, passing between Ishøj and Vallensbæk, before again walking west close to the E20 and along Vejle Å.

The picturesque Ishøj Landsby church (closed) and village.

Via Ishøj Golf Club towards the village of Torslunde, along a beautiful allé passing Thorsbro water work and its museum.

Continuing towards Torslunde …

… and Reerslev and its chruch.

Hedeland is a 15 km2 recreational nature area that extends through three Høje-Taastrup, Greve and Roskilde. It was formally a gravel pit, and there are 100 kms of different paths and trails. In addition, there is a 3,000 seater outdorr amphitheater. I was already feeling tired, but there was still 10km walking to go and a climb to a lofty 68m!

It was the third day where I walked over 40km, and whilst I resituated between walks, I felt tired as I sat outside Roskilde Station waiting for my wife to pick me up. Interestingly, Roskilde station is the oldest railway station in Denmark, from 1847. The architecture is believed to be inspired by Villa Borghese in Rome.

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