After leaving the village with its long history, runic stones, and grave fields, the path continues for 2 km and takes you close to the Tyresta road after some kilometers. Those who are interested in taking a look at Haninge municipality’s oldest school, Svartbäcken, from 1846, can make a detour from the path. Follow the road about 500 meters; the old school is the low, red building on the left hand.
The section continues up over the hills toward Högstalund and Skutan where it passes the Dalarö road and continues through partly populated areas to the goal, Rudans Farm.
You'll find all sorts of services in Handen and a nice swimming beach at Rudans Farm.
About the Sörmlandsleden Trail
Sörmlandsleden, with more than 1,000 kilometers of winding paths through the county of Sörmland, is one of the longest long-distance path in Scandinavia. The 100 or so sections of the path take hikers through wilderness, areas of cultural tradition and past historical monuments. There is everything from open landscape, wilderness, lakes and beautiful coastline. Most of the sections are easily accessible by car, bus or train and each section offers a suitable starting point. For accommodation there are shelters and to pause and rest are picnic areas.
The Sörmlandsleden Trail is marked with orange trail markings. Usually, the mark is an orange circle around a tree or pole. Road crossings are marked with orange S-arrows. In population centers you follow orange stickers, usually placed on lampposts. In places, the orange color is supplemented with blue, on arrow tips or a dot in the circle around a tree, indicating that the section also forms part of a shorter circular route of approx. 2-15 km. Planks and footbridges take hikers across sensitive and waterlogged areas. You also find signs that indicate spring (källa), shelter (skärmskydd) or privy (dass).
The Sörmlandsleden Trail is maintained by an association. Members of the Sörmlandsleden Association work as volunteers to keep the trail in the best possible order. One person is responsible for each section.
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You pass over the moss Slätmossen which is of biological interest.