The layer of sand at the very top of the profile is interpreted as being a meltwater deposit from the Late Weichselian. If this is correct it implies that there used to be a thick sequence of meltwater sand around the hill island that has mostly been eroded away.
Parts of the hill island are protected nature areas. The Danish Nature Agency owns the area around the Hyldal gravel pit and has established paths and shelters in the area. An interesting assemblage of plant and animal life has developed in the area since the gravel pit closed in 1992. However, the geological profile is in danger of becoming overgrown and should occasionally be cleaned.
There are excellent views of the surrounding landscape from several places on the hill island. Møborg Bavnehøj (the highest point at 45 m above sea level) used to be used as a beacon. There are many barrows on the hill island, and Møborg church is also located here so that it is visible from some distance.