Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildlife
Need to Know
Keep in mind that in the national park:
- Wildlife is protected and may not be intentionally disturbed.
- It is forbidden to damage the vegetation, including dead trees. It is not allowed to break off twigs or branches, cut down trees, or dig up plants.
- Fires and camping are permitted only at designated places.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- Detailed regulations are posted in the park and reserve, in the naturum and on the web
Storskogsslingan has a green marking. About one third of the route follows the internal road network in the national park and the nature reserve. A good starting point for this loop is the parking lot at Brakmaren. The trail, passing the Lakes Långsjön, Mörtsjön and Stensjön, is easy and very rewarding as it passes through beautiful old forest and partly goes into the old farming landscape at Gammelmyra.
When you'll touch the north side of the Lake Långsjön, follow the trail southbound on the east side of the lake and after a few hundred meters, you'll reach a shelter besides a small rapid were I suggest that you stop for some energy and contemplation.
At Lake Mörtsjön, you'll see clear traces of beavers. Also, enjoy the quiet technical trail between the lake and the cliffs.
When you reach Lake Stensjön, it will emerges from nothing, and the scenery will blow you away. Turn left and follow the shoreline for a while before a larger hill turns up. Follow the hill and look for the "entrance" to the ancient castle that lies on top of it. Climb uphill and enjoy the fantastic view over the Lake Stensjön and the large fire area beyond. It's epic!
Continue your journey along the shoreline of Lake Stensjön, and if it's a hot summer day, take a bath in the northeast corner of the lake.
Flora & Fauna
A primeval forest is rich in variation. Trees of many different ages and a variety of species grow close to each other. Dense thickets alternate with small open glades. There is an abundance of deadwood in various stages of decay. This is how Swedish forests looked before humans began to exploit them. Many of the plants and animals in a primeval forest are adapted to life in just such an environment.
Shared By: Johan Ahlberg