In Hesede Forest you find a very "dramatic" forest area, where suddenly in the middle of the forest opens a high, steep gorge at 30-35 meters height. The place is great for a picnic where the kids can play on the slopes and swing in a suspended rope on a plateau in the middle of the ravine. According to an old legend, the Swedes hid here for the Chief of the Gjønge during the war in 1660 - of which the name.
On the forest paths down to the gorge you pass the Paradise Garden, where you can see many rare imported plants.
At the opposite end of the forest is the Villa Gallina restaurant, from which you can enjoy the view of the beautiful lake and surrounding forest.