Stangnäs–Sandvik 8 km – giant’s kettle and rocky seashores
The trail runs in barren archipelago nature with heather and juniper growing in the crevices. Along the trail there are deciduous and coniferous forests, and two wetland areas with wooden duckboards. Information boards depict the history and nature of the area. The first part of the trail passes an old village smithy, a windmill and Västersjö lake, a spawning ground for fish in the spring.
In Stangnäs there are giant’s kettles of different sizes, i.e. potholes drilled in solid rock by stones and gravel rotating in the bed of subglacial meltwater stream during the Ice Age. Be careful not to step right into a big hole! There is a small sandy bay. The trail follows the western seashore with magnificent views of the Delet sea area. The shoreline with uneven cliffs can be demanding. After Sandvik, the path turns back towards the village. For a shorter and easier hike choose the trail from the smithy to Stangnäs and back, or from the smithy to Sandvik and back. There are swimming spots along the trail, but no certified public bathing beaches.
Enjoy nature! Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footsteps.
Length: 8 km
Terrain: Medium, partly difficult. Varied surface with rocky hills and forest trails. NB! Rocks can be slippery when wet.
Signposts: White-topped poles, white paint on stones and white seagulls.
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