Starrkärr – Skepplanda

Publicerat 27 February 2014 kl 14:28

Efter Starrkärr går leden fram i lantlig miljö genom byn Ölanda och förbi gravfältet vid Röbacka och vidare mot Kilanda säteri. Leden fortsätter genom den vackra allén fram mot Kilanda skola och kyrka.
Se fördjupningen om Kilanda-kyrkan, skolan, herrgården. 

Därefter passeras det stora myrkomplexet Kollanda mosse, med ett unikt fågelliv. Här har tranorna häckat sedan 30 år. Alltså långt innan de blev vanliga i södra delen av vårt land.

Ofta ses en eller flera tranor gå och söka föda på de öppna fälten utefter leden. Den fågelintresserade kan även göra en avstickare till fågeltornet vid Grosjön.

En av landets märkligaste hällristningar finns på Stugåsberget strax innan Skepplanda. Alldeles bredvid hällristningen finns ett gammalt stenbrott. Ett kvarnstensämne ligger kvar och minner om stenhuggarnas mödosamma arbete.

Jennylund – Starrkärr

Publicerat 27 February 2014 kl 11:36

Från Jennylund följer den alternativa leden Vättlefällsleden längs Jennylunds elljusspår, runt Stora Mettjärn och vidare mot OK Alehofs klubbstuga, Dammekärr. I Stora Mettjärn, som är en av traktens bästa badsjöar, kan vandraren ta ett uppfriskande bad och samtidigt njuta av den vackra klockgentianan, som förekommer rikligt runt sjön. Vid Dammekärr ges tillfälle till dusch och fika. Öppettider: se länk ok alehof.se 

Vid Lindåsen, där vägen passerar ån, finns stora chanser att få se den rara forsärlan.

I Uspastorp finns övernattningsmöjligheter, se länk Us-pastorps Konferens– och Äventyrscenter.

Strax passeras Risheds naturreservat, se länk Naturskyddsföreningen i Ale.

Innan Starrkärrs kyrka passeras Prästalunden, ett mycket fint naturlandskap med en naturstig genom lunden. Här ligger också Starrkärr-Kilandas hembygdsgård, se länk Starrkärr Kilanda hembygdsförening.

Se också fördjupningen om Starrkärr och Prästalund.

Skepplanda – Lödöse

Publicerat 11 October 2013 kl 09:33

From Skepplanda church, the trail leads down towards a churchyard where there are very few graves. The churchyard had to be abandoned because the ground conditions were unsuitable. The trail continues up to the village of Frövet. On the hill, close to the trail, you will see an ancient barrow called “Krulles grav” and a cairn on Grötås. The old church track from Frövet winds through the forest to Alvhems Kungsgård. Outside this former demesne stands the largest tree in the area, a lime tree.  

Jätteberget (Giant Rock) with its historical rock carvings are one kilometre to the west. Leaving the golf course, the trail continues along paths and lanes and crosses the railway line and motorway at Hede. You shortly reach a good resting point on the right of the trail with a view across Gårdaån valley. From here you can make a detour through Pingstalund, an area of natural beauty, to Tingberg’s Hill and Galgekullen (Gallows Hill), which was once an execution site.

Älvängen – Kilanda

Publicerat 5 August 2013 kl 13:49

En ”avstickare” till Starrkärr och Kilanda rekommenderas! Mera bråttom bör varken en pilgrim eller en ”vanlig” vandrare ha! Vägen är inte märkt, så den något kartkunnige, kan ta andra vägar än den rekommenderade till Starrkärr. Det finns även bussförbindelser både till och från Starrkärr och Kilanda (se vasttrafik.se).

Strax innan Starrkärr finns en liten, men enormt rik blåsippslokal, som tydligt syns på höger sida om stora vägen. Väl kommen till Starrkärr, är en vandring i Prästalund ett måste! Kan ni ”matcha” besöket med öppethållandet på Hembygdsgården i lunden, har ni prickat in en femetta.

Från Starrkärr och vidare mot Kilanda, bör ni vandra den på kartan blåmarkerade vägen, som går fram genom idyllisk lantlig miljö och dessutom är mycket litet trafikerad.

En paus vid Röbacka gravfält kan vara lämpligt. Vid Kilanda finns mycket att se: Säteriet, allén, skolan, kvarnen, mjölnarbostaden, det strömmande vattnet och inte minst den lilla kyrkan och kyrkogården. För den stora allmänheten är kyrkan troligen mest känd för att Vilhelm Mobergs ”Raskens” gifte sig här.

Nol – Skepplanda

Publicerat 1 August 2013 kl 13:34

The trail between the marina in Nol and Älvängen follows the service road alongside the railway. The local authority made the wise decision to make it a public cycle and footpath. This picturesque route leads past a high rock where a large spruce and some rhododendron bushes are all that is left of what used to be a magnificent park. The railway line was built alongside the river in the late 1800s and one of the railway company’s senior directors, Wilhelm Berg, fell in love with this spot overlooking the railway and river. He had a splendid two-storey mansion built in the National Romantic style on an eight-metre-high stone wall. The mansion was called “Arlavillan”, but changed over time to today’s “Alevillan”. He created a park with exotic plants and had a private railway platform built so that he could conveniently travel to work in Gothenburg. Timber for the house and topsoil for the garden were transported by rail to his private platform. In those days, the mansion commanded magnificent views along the river and railway as there were no trees or vegetation around it. As you stroll along the edge of the river towards Älvängen, you’ll see that the river and railway are busy routes and you’ll hear no noise from the motorway. If you’re lucky, a marsh harrier will be hunting over the meadows and a white-tailed eagle will be resting in a tree or flying along the river. Other less common birds such as the yellow wagtail, whinchat, common snipe and linnet nest in the meadows along the river. The yellow marsh ragwort is a common plant here and is regarded as a weed, although it is rare elsewhere in Sweden.

Jennylund – Nol

Publicerat 1 August 2013 kl 13:19

Just before you get to Jennylund you cross a narrow bog, where there used to be a bridge, known as the “Danish bridge” (1). This was because it was on the old smug-gling route that went around the Danish-Norwegian enclave “Skårdal’s skate”.  Ale Arena at Jennylund is an indoor ice rink, open from October to March. Maybe not so interesting if you’re hiking. You may be more interested in horse riding at the centre next to the arena. Further along the trail, you’ll pass a former zoo, which still has some animals. A rare flowering plant, fodder galega, has become established at (2). Look out for it on the right-hand side of the road. The road you’re walking along is part of a commendable local project aimed at creating safe paths for horse riders in the area. If you feel like a dip, Stora Mettjärn is one of You’ll soon reach the highest point of this stretch of the trail. It’s well worth making a detour to the vantage point, 100 metres to the right, to gaze across Vättlefjäll. The unobstructed views from this rocky point are due in large to two major forest fires. The first occurred in 1984 and then more recently in 2009. Further on (3), a protected area has been set aside through a conservation agreement in order to scientifically study the consequences of the fire. The strong dam at (4) used to dam up the whole of the large marsh up to lake Nödsjön and created a huge water reservoir that was used by two mills downstream (5). All that remains of these mills today are a number of millstones in and along the banks of the stream.

Bohus – Kungälv

Publicerat 19 June 2013 kl 11:23

A detour from Jennylund via Bohus and over the Jordfallsbron and Bohusbron bridges to Bohus Fortress and Kungälv is highly recommended. You can also catch a bus from Gothenburg to Eriksdal bus stop next to the Fortress and spend a day or two discovering Kungälv, before crossing the river to join the Lödöse Trail. Start by visiting Bohus Fortress, today it is an impressive ruin. Follow the path around the island on which the Fortress stands and admire the scenery and views across the river. Enjoy a pleasant walk along Östra and Västra gatan, two streets with beautifully-preserved timber houses, and then take Kärleksstigen (the Path of Love) up the hill and back to the Fortress.

Rannebergen – Jennylund

Publicerat 18 June 2013 kl 15:29

Vättlefjäll is a large plateau region which borders the valley of the river Göta älv in the west, Rannebergen and Lövgärdet in the south-west and the Lärjeån valley in the south. To the north and east it meets the forests of two municipal districts – Ale and Lerum.

Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, this was more or less a continuous expanse of moorland dotted with bare rocks. The word “fjäll”, from which the English word “fell” is derived, originates from this period. The word “vättle” means water or wet. Vättlefjäll is indeed a “wet fell” with its many lakes, bogs and streams. Hikers have a choice of marked trails and there are routes for canoe-ists too. They can stop for rests or stay overnight in one of the many shelters provided.

Nylöse – Rannebergen

Publicerat 17 June 2013 kl 11:30

The Lödöse trail begins at Nylöse church. The trail leads past some apartment buildings, a sports complex and a school before joining another trail that heads towards Kortedala. It ascends steeply in the beginning. When you reach the top, you are well rewarded for your efforts by a magnificent panoramic view of Gothenburg. As the walk continues, it offers several vantage points with splendid views across Gothenburg.
Places of interest. Nylöse to Kortedala
The trail winds along the skirts of Kortedala, Gothen-burg’s first modern suburb whose development began in the mid 1950s. Visitors to Adventsvägen 1 will find a museum called “Two rooms and one kitchen”, depicting a typical apartment as it looked in the 1950s. www.kortedala.museum At Kortedala fire station, the trail continues past an access road from the E45 motor-way, which leads steeply up towards Kortedala. This hill has always been known locally as “Burma Hill”.

Masthugget – Nylöse

Publicerat 16 June 2013 kl 15:03

Om man startar i Göteborg, kan Pilgrimscentrum i Masthugget vara en lämplig utgångspunkt. Från Masthuggskyrkan till Nylöse kyrka, där den markerade leden börjar, finns flera vägar genom Göteborg. Buss, spårvagn och tåg till Gamlestadstorget är ett alternativ. Själv skulle jag först njuta av utsikten vid kyrkan och därefter vandra upp till Skansen Kronan och göra detsamma. Till fots vidare genom Haga och staden inom Vallgraven och sedan ner mot älvstranden och följa kajerna mot Nylöse. Men det finns flera andra varianter!

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