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.
Walking distance: 6,5 km
Duration: 3 hours
Level: easy, forest paths
This circular walk on the hiking path Sörmlandsleden starts at Gälkhyttan and partly leads through the Pilthyttedammen nature reserve. The area 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 variety of habitats hosting large biological diversity. Europe's largest woodpecker also can be found here.
During the hike, I will provide interesting information about the last ice age and how it shaped today's landscape. In addition, you will learn about the formation of different types of moorlands and their characteristics.
Clothing and shoes must be adapted to the weather.
From 425 SEK/pers.
Typical Swedish fika (coffee & pastry) optional.