Pumping Station North
During the 1960s 26 kilometres of the lowest stretch of Skjern River was straightened and 4000 hectares of bog and meadow were drained and converted to intensive agricultural land. In 2003, in one of Northern Europe’s largest nature restoration projects, Skjern River’s meandering course and meadows were re-established.
The Northern pumping station, is a remnant of Denmark’s last draining era and it is still in good working order. There’s a great view of the area from the roof of the pumping station, and information about Skjern River’s interesting history.
To cross Skjern River on foot and by bicycle, take the Kalvholm island cable ferry.
Disabled access toilet and handicap lift at the pump station.