Uppland trail - segment 13 - ca 16 km

Risön - Lövstabruk

The segment starts at Risön in the north part the nature reserve Florarna with walking along different types of roads and forest trails. The trail ends at Lövstabruk after several kilometer of walking along the lake Finnsjön beach with rest areas.

Trail description

The trail starts with a gravel road and after this in to a forest road that leads to Lake Finnsjön. You will then leave the forest road and follow the gravel road again for 3 km. You will mostly discover forests and occasional houses and farms along the road. When you reach Nybron the trail turns to an old railway embankment that extends through the forest what will bring you to Lövstabruk. Until the 50 century transports on the railway went to the forge in Lövstabruk. After a few kilometers you will reach Lövstabruk.

Along the trail

1. Risöns camp site Risöns camp site is an old restored agricultural property with 8 houses in total. It is located in the Nature reserve Florarna also with the Västergärde croft situated 13 km south of Lövstabruk. At Risön you will find a parking lot and opportunity to stay overnight in an open cottage, or in a tent. An advice is to visit the old charcoal burner's hut.

2. The Nature reserve Florarna Florarna is a large nature reserve with marshes and woodlands, characteristic of northern Sweden. Florarna is the largest undisturbed area of marshes in Uppland, a true wilderness. Here you can experience and discover all that old-growth forest, peat- and bog lands and old meadows and pastures has to offer.

3. Lake Finnsjön Along Lake Finnsjöns beach you will find several places to take a swim. You can also take a break at the rest area in the north part of the lake

4. The old railway embankment When you reach Nybron the trail turns to an old railway embankment that extends through the forest what will bring you to Lövstabruk. Until the 50 century transports on the railway went to the forge in Lövstabruk.

5. Lövstabruk A bit further done the trail you will enter the small industrial community Lövstabruk. On the left side of the road you will find the factory workmen's dwellings. The lake is on your left side and further down the road you find the manor house. The segment ends in the center of the town.

For more information

Upplandsstiftelsen
info@upplandsstiftelsen.se
Upplandsleden


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