Store Blåkilde - Rebild, Danmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 56° 46.968 E 009° 54.952
32V E 555959 N 6293582
Quick Description: Store Blåkilde er en bassinkilde i Rold skov...Store Blåkilde is a basin spring in Rold Forrest
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 5/14/2020 11:00:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM12F72
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 3

Long Description:
Store Blåkilde er beliggende syd-sydvest for Madum sø.
Den er tidligere blevet betragtet som den vandrigeste af kilderne i Rold Skov området, og dermed Danmarks største. Nyere tids målinger placerer dog Store Blåkilde efter for eksempel Gravlev Kilde, Lille Blåkilde og Ravnkilde.

Vandføringen i hovedkilden er omkring 80 l/sek. Store Blåkildes vandføring bliver visse steder opgivet til 300 l/sek. Dette tal gælder vandføringen for hovedkilden + talrige mindre kilder i hovedkildens afløb og i den nærmeste omegn.

Store Blåkilde er en typisk bassinkilde. Bassinet er nærmest ovalt (ca. 12 m på det bredeste sted og med en dybde på 4-5 m).

Store Blåkildes rene blå farve skyldes, at en del af bunden er lyst sand, hvilket i forbindelse med det klare vand og genskinnet fra den blå himmel, giver kilden den karakteristiske rene blå farve. Her må også tilføje at bassinbunden er delvis af kridt, og på en vindstille dag med solskin er synet af kilden hele turen værd.

Det klare blå vand har sikkert givet kilden sit navn. Navnet kan dog også være afledt af Blotkilde (offerkilde). Endnu i forrige århundrede var det skik, at herremændende fra det nærliggende Villestrup Slot kastede nogle sølvmønter i kilden, inden de red ud på jagt. En mindre skat må ligge der i kildens løb.

Kilden er fredet og i henhold til fredningen, er det strengt forbudt at indsamle dyr, samt at vade i kilden.

Store Blåkilde is a basin spring. It has previously been regarded as the most water abundant of the springs in the Rold area and hence Denmark's largest. Recent measurements, however, show that it is smaller than both Lille Blåkilde and Gravlev Spring. The main spring’s output is about 80 litres per second, and the combined spring area is measured to yield 300 litres per second.

The basin is almost oval. It is about 12 metres wide and has a depth of 4-5 metres. From several small craters at the bottom, the water emerges with such a power that you can easily get a light coin to stay in the jet stream above the crater.

The bottom of the basin is made up of light sand, and on a sunny day, the view of the pool is worth the trip. The clear water mirrors the sky in blue colours from sapphire to turquoise.

The drainage from the spring is relatively wide and the water moves smoothly. A few metres further along where the drain ends at Villestrup Å, more small springs can be seen.

In the clear waters of the spring, trouts are often seen, and especially during a hard winter, the relatively hot water of the spring attracts a lot of fish. In the winter, the ice-free spring also attracts birds, such as the white-throated dipper, the kingfisher and the grey wagtail.

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Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Not listed

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