Today we decided to undertake a long drive and visit Mons Klint or the White Cliffs of Denmark on the island of Mons.
The chalk cliffs stretch for 6km and at places 120m above sea level. The chalk forming the cliffs consists of the remains of shells from millions of microscopic creatures (coccolithophores) which lived on the seabed over 70 million years ago. As a result of huge pressure from glaciers moving west, the terrain was compacted and pushed upwards, forming a number of hills and folds. When the ice melted at the end of the last ice age about 11,000 years ago, the cliffs emerged.
From the Geo Centre we enjoyed a walk along the top of the cliffs heading south and then down a long flight of steps (about 400 plus) to the pebble beach below the cliffs. We then walked along the beach heading north to the furthest set of steps and climbed about 450 steps up back to the top of the cliffs. Walking back to the Geo Centre was not easy as the trail went up and down a bit. In total we walked a good 4 miles and certainly had a good cardiac work-out.
The cliffs were just magnificent and had been well worth the drive from Copenhagen.