On this hike around the reservoir Överdammen, which was constructed more than 500 years ago, we combine the diverse nature of the moorlands with insights into the iron mining history of the area.
Route length: 6,5 km
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Level: easy, forest paths
This circular walk on the hiking path Sörmlandsleden starts at Gälkhyttan and partly leads through the Pilthyttedammen Naturreservat. The Nature Reserve is characterized by the old dam system that was laid out for iron handling during the 15th and 16th centuries. The shallow reservoirs Pilthyttedammen and Överdammen are still regulated today and form a varied habitats for a large biological diversity. Europe's largest woodpecker also occurs in that area.
During the hike I will tell you about the last Ice Age and how it created today's landscape. In addition, you will learn about the formation of different types of moors and their characteristics.
The whole route can be considered relatively easy to walk.
Clothing and shoes must be adapted to the weather.
Please bring your own food.