In Simonbergets Naturreservat the mountain Simonberg rewards the steep ascent with a wonderful view. In the former mining village Koppartorp we get a deep insight into the history of the region.
Route length: approx. 3 km
Duration: approx. 3 hours
The ascent of the mountain Simonberg is steep, demanding and requires surefootedness. However, the top is reached quite fast and rewards with a magnificent view! Who cannot or doesn’t want to do the ascent, can walk along the rock face and admire the vertical rock formations, which are also popular among climbers. The rest of the walk runs on easy paths.
In the former mining village Koppartorp, copper and cobalt ore were already extracted in the Middle Ages. Industrial activity continued until the beginning of the 20th century. Many old buildings are still well preserved. There are also tools and machine parts exhibited.
Even several pits and shafts can be seen, above all the large “Storgruvan” pit, whose particularly large opening was created during a landslide at the beginning of the 19th century. Besides the large pit there is the "Hedningaschakt", a shaft for better air supply and ventilation in the pit. This was especially necessary when older mining methods were replaced by the use of gunpowder.
The church of Tunaberg is Sörmlands only wooden church and is located at the place of a former chapel.
Clothing and shoes must be adapted to the weather.
Please bring your own food.