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Aarslev Engso, Brabrand
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Brabrand Lake is a lake in the district of Brabrand (Gellerup), west of Aarhus city, Denmark. The Aarhus River passes through Brabrand Lake and it is possible to canoe all the way to the inner city from here. The lake is oblong-shaped.Within the last decade, Brabrand Lake has steadily been extended 3–4 km further west, with the new lake of Årslev Engsø (lit.: meadow lake of Årslev). It was politically decided, to abandon the artificial draining of the meadows and as of 2013, Årslev meadow lake has a surface area of around 100ha. The total area including the adjoining meadows and reed beds sums up to 240ha. It is expected that Eurasian bittern and otter, will find themselves a new home here with time. In everyday parlance, "Brabrand Lake" is a general term including the surroundings as well, indicating a total area of around 560ha with 253ha for the lake alone.A special Natura2000 protected area under the European Union, Brabrand Lake is home to a large variety of birds and an important resting-place for migrating birds, with several towers built to facilitate bird-watching. A public hiking trail surrounds the lake, whose landscape varies from wide meadows and reed beds to dense woods. The lake brinks is occupied by privately owned pastures, almost all the way around the lake and is not publicly accessible. There are public paths leading to the lake itself scattered in between, though. There are several alottments nearby. It is a popular recreational area and it is a statutory goal of the Aarhus municipality to make it publicly accessible and attractive for the citizens.
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  • Årslev Engso is like more of Aarhus ' Lakes a natural experience. A stroll along or around the Lake can be recommended. Rich BirdLife and not at least just the wind in your hair.
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  • Engsøen has a rich bird life, that alone is worth a visit. On the north side there is the fine gravel path that can also be biking facilities. The South side is more difficult to walk and cycle, as part of the line is dirt road. But there is a bird Tower on the trip where there are fine views of the Lake. The north side also has a bird Tower in the old pump housing. The trip around the Lake is about 8 km. Fine run or a bike ride.
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  • Aarhus County established this splendid area in his final years-closed in 2006. Super place for nature lovers.
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