History in Rold Forest
The forest has a rich history, dating back to the Neolithic Age and Bronze Age. Burial mounds and dolmen from these periods can be found in all parts of the forest, however, the highest concentration can be found around Bjergeskoven which is found north of Rebild. Some of the most impressive burial mounds are located here, such as Stenstuen and the two Bronze age mounds Svinehøjene.
In the forest you can find several old sunken lanes. Sunken lanes are formed by prolonged carriage traffic. If one stretch of the road became too poor or impassable, a new lane was made right next to the old one. The best known sunken lane in the area is Hulvejen, the road leading up to the tourist office RebildPorten.
Everywhere in the forest, you can find signs of charcoal making from the past. The extensive scale of charcoal making in Rold Forest required large quantities of wood, which contributed to a significant reduction of the forest. Today, only one local charcoal burner still practices traditional charcoal making. They make charcoal once a year, where the public is invited to watch and participate.