Stuveröd hiking trail
Walk through lush forest areas and pastures with grazing cows
Length: 4.3 km
Timing: 1 hour
Terrain: Gravel road and nature trail, which partly leads through pastures. Remember to close gates and keep dogs on a leash.
The hiking trail Stuverödsleden is marked with red and begins in the western part of the island and ends in the southern part. It follows a natural footpath and gravel road through lush sections and beautiful pastures, on the eastern side of Skaftö. On the way you pass the building in Berg where Skaftö Hembygdsförening and Gille have their base.
There are grazing animals on the land along the hiking trail. The animals help to preserve the natural values, keep the landscape open and promote the richness of species in the area. Remember to close gates and keep dogs on a leash. The best time to hike is in autumn, winter and spring, when there are no grazing animals around.
There is no need to be afraid of the cows approaching - they are curious and social. Ignore them or wave your arms and shout if they get too close. Also keep in mind the following:
· Be extra careful if you have a dog. Keep your dog on a leash and do not go too close to the herd, or make a detour.
· Do not go through a herd of animals but round it.
· Do not walk between a cow and her calf
Fact about the trail
Wooden signs and red painted dots on trees and on the ground
Level of difficulty:
The hiking trail is partly nature trail and partly gravel road through lush vegetation and beautiful pastures, on the eastern side of Skaftö. You will walk among grazing animals in the summer. Remember to close gates and keep dogs on a leash. The best time to hike is during low season (autumn, winter and spring), when there are no grazing animals in the pastures. There is no steep climbing.
Start and end:
Start a few hundred metres from Stockeviksvägen by some summer houses.
You can reach the hiking trail anywhere along the route.
End at Gunnesbo residential area, not far from Rågårdsvik.
How to get here:
There is no parking close to starting point or end. You can reach the trail anywhere along the route. Between the homestead in Berg and Stuveröd, the trail crosses the car road at the bus stop Stuverödsvägen (Västtrafik 845).
You can find a route map on Google maps and if you want a printed map, it is available at Infopoints in Lysekil municipality.
If you are interested in more scenic hikes on Skaftö - check out Skaftö – en livslång kärlek with a map which is also printable.