Balling Nedermølle/Overmølle

If you travel by car, you can use the car park at Balling Bypark (on Nørregade).

The path is marked and starts at Nyvej across the street from Plejehjemmet (see Balling map, page 19). The first part of the walk runs through agricultural land with great views over open country. After a couple of kilometres, you reach an area of meadows, where the path passes through a scenic natural area and also dense coniferous woods. Just after the wooded area, it crosses the main road and continues along a track for a short stretch. After this, the path continues along a water course with meadows and an attractive landscape formed during the Ice Age around 12,000 years ago. There are still traces of three mills that were located in the meadows in the past. Watermills are known of from around the 1100s, and the first records at this location date to 1393, when Balling Nedermølle is mentioned in a deed. Nedermøllen is, therefore, mentioned before the medieval castle of Spøttrup Middelalderborg in the historical records.

It is also strange to think today, when we are walking alongside the modest stream that flows beside part of the path, that this once could supply 3 mills with water.       

The path ends at an asphalted road (Nedermøllen) and here you turn left and continue up the hill, on top of which is the farm Nedermøllen on the right (yes it is true that Nedermøllen is on a hill, but in the past it was located down beside the stream and was the most low-lying of the three watermills).

Continue towards Balling Church and follow the gravel path past the church down to Præstegården (the Vicarage). From here, a path runs to the left of the vicarage and you then come to Villaparken.

As you are in Balling now, why not stop off at Balling Bypark. It is a very pleasant park, and you can enjoy any food you bring along on one of the benches or visit "Pulsen".

The walk is around 7km in length.