Trail section

4A Göingeåsen - Hovdala

  • Length

    11 km

  • Degree of difficulty

    Moderate

Carolina Romare

This section offers hiking with a lot of history. Narrow paths are varied with breathtaking views.

You start from the campsite at the nature reserve Göingeåsen. The hillside's rocky slopes are old forests and the surroundings are leafy and hilly. You pass the beautiful viewpoint Hjässan as well as Bergrummet, which was a battle control center during the Cold War.

On the way you walk along the village's beautiful courtyards. As you approach Brönnestad, the trail divides into two directions. Here you will go north towards Hovdala but we suggest you first make a detour to Brönnestad and admire the village's 12th century church. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains unique lime paintings that were previously overcalculated but which were produced in 1980. In Brönnestad there is the opportunity to spend the night in hostels and also horse riding on Icelandic horses.

The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains unique frescoes that were previously overcalculated but which were produced in 1980.

When you turn back on the trail and start walking north you'll arrive at Hammarmölle dam. In the 17th century, a hammer smith was at the fall of the Hovdala River. Here, sea ore was mined that was taken up from Lake Files west of the trail and today's pond has its name after the forge. On the way you pass the source of Her grace where the servants, according to legend, brought water to Her grace.

You continue along a winding path out into the open fields east of Hovdala. Here at Äspehöjden you can enjoy a landscape with grazing sheep and beautiful views of Lake Finjasjön. To the west of the trail are several boulders and sacrificial stones with rock carvings in the form of, for example, bowl pits.

In the field west of the trail there are several boulders and sacrificial stones with rock carvings in the form of, for example, bowl pits. Eventually you reach the peak of Äspehöjden where you can enjoy a landscape with beautiful views.

On the way to Hovdala you walk past the Farm Stalien, the place where the forerunner of today's Hovdala was in the 1300s and 1400s. The first known owner was Magnus Råbock and over the years many archaeological investigations have been done here. The stage ends when you arrive at Hovdala castle.

11 km

Moderate

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Utsikt över Finjasjön från trädhuset Photographer: Cecilia Simón
Hovdala slott Photographer: Carolina Romare
Photographer: Sven Person

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