Roslagsleden Stage 3: Örsta - Lövhagen 16 km

Östhammar, Norrtälje

Örsta has one of the largest Bronze Age rock carvings in the country. Depicting two ships, it is over 3.65 metres long. Above the ships, two horses pull a four-wheeled carriage. Rock carvings are often found in this kind of location, in the centre of a large Bronze Age settlement.


From Örsta and Angarnssjöängen, the Roslagsleden trail carries on up to the sports centre Össeby IP, which offers showers and an opportunity to fill up with fresh water. Check in advance that it’s open just to be sure. Stora Karby Gård became a manor in the 17th century and later an inn. Wings in the Carolean style were added to the building in the early 19th century.

Brottby has a supermarket, petrol stations, a library and a restaurant. Several bus routes serve Brottby, which also has a large car park for commuters, so it’s an ideal place to start or end a walk along the Roslagsleden trail.

Crossing over the E18 and the car park, you come to the 19th-century Kvarnstugan building. On the hill above stands a windmill from the 1870s, a post mill, where the whole building could be rotated until the wind caught the sails. Össeby rural
heritage association organises activities and serves coffee in Kvarnstugan.

A few hundred metres from the trail, up by Brottby Gård, lies Össeby church ruin,the remains of Vallentuna’s ninth medieval parish church. The church was built in the late Middle Ages, probably towards the end of the 15th century. It remained
in use until 1838, when the parishes of Össeby and Garn were merged. Today the church ruin is used chiefly for summer services and weddings.

Facts

Vallentuna municipality, 08-587850 00, www.vallentuna.se www.runriket.se Vallentuna School Museum, 08-587852 00th