Kypegården is a round walk through varied terrain that is easily accessed from the centre of Borås. The trail is 8.7 km long and starts from Kypegården outdoor recreation centre, where there is a swimming area as well a sauna that you can use in combination with your walk. Along the trail you’ll pass, among other things, the beautiful Tosseryd lakes, the sheer cliffs of Tarzanberg Hill, and the remains of abandoned crofts. You might even hear the odd exotic animal call coming from nearby Borås Zoo.
Start and end point
The trail starts and ends at Kypegården, just outside of Borås, where there is a large car park. You can also join the trail from Tunnlandsgatan in Hässleholmen.
What to see
Along the walk you’ll pass, among other things, the beautiful Tosseryd Lakes and Tarzanberg Hill’s sheer cliffs, where you’ll find a lovely lookout point with a fantastic view of Lilla Tosseryds Lake. There are opportunities to fish in both Lilla and Stora Tosseryd Lake as well as Kypegård Lake. As you walk the trail you’ll pass the remains of a number of old stone crofts, with accompanying information boards, and there are more boards placed in the different habitat zones the walk passes through.
There’s a nice designated barbecue area at Horsatorpet, and several shelters and grill areas by Lake Kypesjön, where there’s also a swimming area. A wood fired sauna, shower and changing rooms are situated in Kypegården outdoor recreation area, where there’s also a kiosk selling light snacks. Where the walking trail nears the centre of Borås there’s access to plentiful accommodation and other services like shops and places to eat.
Map: of the trail can be printed here. Map is also available at the tourist offices in Sjuhärad.
Lenght: 8,7 km (there also shorter trails in the area).
Marking: green/white markings
Classification: moderate with some steep passings at "Tarzanbergen"
Public transport: The city buses of Borås stops at "Döbelnsgatan", about 700 m away.
Responsible for the trail: the city of Borås