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Vandring vid Gimo herrgård
©Henrik Trygg

The Viking trail part 7 (the same as part 11 of the Upland trail)

Gimo - Österbybruk

This stretch runs between two beautiful old ironworks villages typical of Uppland. You will have a walk through varied woodlands and over moorlands, mostly on paths. On this stretch, you will be in the middle of nature together with the animals living there.

From here on, you will walk on woodland paths through lovely areas with wild berries and mushrooms.  On this stretch, you can pick wild berries and follow an old timber-floating canal. You may stop and take a break, let your mind wander at one of the rest spots and simply relax. Enjoy nature. You are walking on the Viking trail and the Uppland trail and you will need to follow signs and directions for “Upplandsleden”. The complementing colour markings for the Viking Trail are dark red and appears together with the cross of St Olav.

Vandring i Gimo
Vandring i Österbybruk

After a while, you will reach a rest spot by the ruins of the Sågarbo farm. You will also be able to see what is left of a saw works that Stephan de Geer, the owner of Gimo ironworks, bought in 1663. A bit further on you will come across the ruins of Folkmora farm.

Shortly after Sågarbo, there is another clearance, but here the 1-kilometre path is cleared, which makes for easy walking. On approaching the shelter half-way through this part of the trail, the path crosses an area where the grass grows high in late summer. 

Look for and keep to the trail markings. During summer, the grass along the trail might be high in certain places. 

 

Tips!

Rastplatser finns vid Sågarbo och Glamsmossen. Bad och grillplatser finns i Aspbo naturreservat.
Vikingaleden letar sig ut från Gimo bruk och vidare längs landsväg och grusväg på västra sidan av Gimo damm. Efter 2,5 km viker leden in på ett hygge där skogen brunnit för några år sedan. Här kan det vara lite svårt att ta sig fram. Istället kan du välja att ta dig förbi hygget på grusvägen som går alldeles intill.

 

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Details
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 23,7 km 
Duration: 5:50 tim 
Ascent: 91 m 
Descent: 53 m 

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Parking

Parkering is availble west of Gimo herrgård.
 

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Start & Vägbeskrivning

Vikingaleden/Upplandsleden starts at the parking lot west of Gimo Herrgård.