Denmark is immersed in forests of all sizes and types. The native bush has been home to these sentinels long before us, and a walk among their canopy is revitalising to the spirit. The Karri, Tingle, Jarrah, Sheoak forests revitalise our biosphere - so please, walk gently.
Denmark's Harewood Forest along the Scotsdale Road Tourist Drive in Denmark is a delightful trail through the karri trees allowing you to learn the history of the logging industry (via small signs) as you go.
In the Southern Forests you will find some of the most ancient trees in the world. The Giant Tingle Tree canopy can be viewed close-up at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk at the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre west of Denmark.
The region's vegetation includes both towering karri and giant tingle but also includes seven hundred native species of plants and trees, making it one of the top ten areas of terrestrial biodiversity on the planet. (Aahh! It's fresh, fresh air.)
Of course the Bibbulmun Track, the world-class long-distance walking trail which stretches from Perth (the capital of Western Australia, 450km north-west) to Albany (the old capital and founding city) just 50km east of Denmark Town.
Basketball legend, Luc Longley came down to a forest blockade in 1997 and spent a night up a karri tree. We remember him being so tall, it was like half of him was hanging off the end of the platform and he had to have his figure 8 locked as he came down so that he didn't descend too fast. Here he is, 24 years on, speaking truth to power about the incredible value of our South West forests.
Posted by WA Forest Alliance on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Bushwalking is a popular activity in Denmark WA whether you're a local or visitor. The short and long walks in and around Denmark Town, the river and the 'mountains' are extraordinary, and are mostly through the beautiful and special forests. Ensure you're PREPARED when going on short or long walks. This video is GREAT. Have a watch >>
The advice from the Parks and Wildlife Service, and from all of us, is to MINIMISE YOUR IMPACT. This means; sticking to established trails, plan and prepare, and BE SAFE and courteous. This way you stay safe while enjoying your walk and can focus on enjoying yourself. Here's a few useful links: PARKS: SAFETY, PARKS: PLAN AHEAD
There are several more popular forest walks in Denmark Western Australia for the novice or experienced walker in and around Denmark Town and along the Wilson Inlet, and long-distance walks which span for days. The Bibbulmun Track (long-distance) and the Mokare Heritage Trail (short, easy trail) along the Denmark River are the most popular. Here are the others: