A ridge is an oblong hill formed by melt water deposits beneath a glacier. The ridge Køge Ås provides a clear picture of an oblong, today wooded, hill transversing the landscape along with Køge River from Køge and further inland.
The ridge is the most popular local recreational area, located just 700 metres from Køge Market Square, and a tour of the high hills and steep slopes is highly recommendable. The highest point is 24 metres above sea level. The slope is not so steep to the north, and on the northern outskirts of the woods is some wetland that is remains of the moorland where peat digging took place in former times.
You can cycle on Køge Ridge along the 22 km river path (Køge Å-stien) ending in the hills Regnemarks Bakker near Borup. Take a walk in the forest and enjoy the sight of beautiful Gammelkjøgegaard Manor from the 17th century, maybe pausing in Clara’s Cemetery by the grave of Grundtvig, the famous Danish hymn writer and priest.
Don’t forget that this is a conservation area and please take good care of it.