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Accessible trails in West Sweden

Easy access routes that everyone can enjoy

You’ll find suggestions here for trails that are easy for everyone to use. They’re not too long, are conveniently close to parking places and have level surfaces suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs, Permobils and rollators. Nature in West Sweden is incredibly beautiful and it goes without saying that we all should be able to enjoy it.

Vänga Mosse outside Borås

The Vänga Mosse nature reserve just north of Borås has a scenic and obstacle free trail along a wooden boardwalk. There’s a rich birdlife in the area, and you might spot black grouse, cranes, herons and different birds of prey, among others.  

From the car park by the main entrance the accessible trail is located on the flat walkway leading across the wetland. The trail is 1.8 kilometres long and has a picnic spot with tables and chairs. Next to the car park is a bird tower which is also accessible.

A short distance from the trail is Vänga Kvarn café, where you can have a fika or lunch after your walk.

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Västerhavs Promenade in Lysekil, part of the Kuststigen Coastal Path

The rocks by the sea are seldom the most easily accessible type of terrain, but in Lysekil they’ve arrived at a solution that makes it possible for us all to get out onto them and drink in the salty sea winds. A fantastic boardwalk has been constructed that neatly hugs the outline of the rocks. Both beautiful and practical!

The Västerhavspromenaden, as the stretch is called, is 1.1 kilometres long and extends between Ålevik and Valbodalen just north of Lysekil’s centre. There are plenty of benches and places to sit and admire the view along the boardwalk. 

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The trails at Gräne Gruva in Holsjunga

In the southern part of Sjuhärad lies Gräne Mine, a not particularly well known destination for many. The mine has a fascinating history, which you can read all about there. There are several trails in the area which all start by the information board next to the car park. All the trails are along well made surfaces which are both pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Just be aware that some of them are a little steep in parts. The Toppleden (1.8 km) and Järnvägsleden (3.6 km) are the most accessible. The fun Trollstigen (800 metres) is also easily accessed and both children and adults can search here for the mischievous stone trolls who’ve hidden themselves here and there in the forest.

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Tresticklan National Park in Dalsland

Tresticklan National Park is in Dalsland, on the border with Norway.  The area is rugged and wild which makes it as a rule relatively inaccessible. But luckily there is an accessible trail which takes you to a beautiful marshland just outside the park.

Park at the main entrance, also called Råbocken. There are two accessible composting toilets and bench seating in the car park. From here you can follow a wide and easily accessible path 180 metres to an information area, where you’ll find a 240 metre circular trail circuiting the marsh. Halfway along you’ll find an accessible picnic bench table where you can stop for a fika.

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Ramhulta waterfall by Lake Lygnern

Near Sätila in the municipality of Mark lies Ramhulta, a pretty waterfall tumbling into Lake Lygnern. From the car park by the main entrance you can follow a gravel path to the accessible viewing platform, from where there’s also a 500 metre gravel path leading to the waterfall, and a hard surfaced circular trail which is a little over 500 metres long.

Below the waterfall there’s a car park for visitors with mobility issues or people with pushchairs, with a gravel path leading to the base of the falls.  

Read more about the trails in the Tillgänglighetsdatabasen (Accessibility database)


Hökensås in Tidaholm

Hökensås nature reserve is one of West Sweden’s prettiest forested areas, with open pine heaths and soft, undulating ridges, formed during the Ice Age. There are several lovely routes to explore, starting from First Camp Hökensås.

The red trail (2 kilometres) and the blue trail (5.5 kilometres) are along wide paths with hard packed gravel, although there are some narrower sections with roots, stones and slopes. The longer of the two trails goes past a picnic area with a table.

Read more about the trails in the Tillgänglighetsdatabasen (Accessibility database)

More information and map – Red trail

More information and map – Blue trail


Tärnstigen on the island of Vrångö, in Gothenburg’s archipelago  

On the island of Vrångö you’ll find both scenic surroundings and an accessible trail. The trail starts in the fishing harbour on the west side of the island, from where it’s approximately one kilometre along good road surfaces to get to the ferry terminal on other side of the island. The Tärnstigen trail is around 1.1 kilometres long and goes along gravel paths skirting rocky landscapes, with stunning views of the sea. We recommend booking dinner at Hamnkrogen Lotsen Fiskeboa while you’re there. The boat trip with Västtrafik from Saltholmen to Vrångö takes about half an hour (read more about accessibility on Västtrafik’s vehicles).

Read more about the trail in the Tillgänglighetsdatabasen (Accessibility database)


Platåleden trail on Ålleberg hill, outside Falköping

Ålleberg, with its 335 metres above sea level, is the highest plateau mountain in the Platåbergens Geopark. It’s a popular spot for gliding and it is indeed at the Segelflygmuseet (Sailplane Museum) on the summit that you’ll park to access the Platåleden trail.

The trail is 1.9 kilometres long and is on a hard packed gravel surface that’s easy for wheelchair, rollator or pushchair users to get along. There are some inclines, but in general the trail is flat, and there are lots of places to enjoy the view. You’ll find an accessible toilet next to the car park.

Read more about the trail in the Tillgänglighetsdatabasen (Accessibility database)

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Maltes Stig in Munkedal, part of the Kuststigen Coastal Path

Maltes Stig is a beautiful walk exploring the Saltkälle fjord in Bohuslän. Along the trail you’ll find a swimming area, and picnic spot with a table. If you time it right and get there as the sun is going down you can watch the long reflections it casts in the water as it sinks.

Surfaces consist of flat gravel paths with some minor differences in level. The circular route is 4.5 kilometres long. If you want a shorter outing we recommend a trip to the beach and back. From the car park it’s just over one kilometre to the swimming area.

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Hofsnäs nature trails by Torpanäset in Länghem

The Torpanäset nature reserve in Tranemo municipality is a tranquil place where you’re never really far from Lake Åsunden. The scenery is dominated by deciduous woodland, with many beautiful old oaks which stand proudly where they always have.

There are several trails here, the shortest of which, a one kilometre loop, is accessible. The trail sets off from Hofsnäs Herrgård, where you can park and eat a good lunch or afternoon tea. On the other side of the lake stands Torpa Stenhus, a building with a history stretching many hundreds of years back in time.

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Find more easily accessed nature areas in the Tillgänglighetsdatabasen (Accessibility Database)

The Accessibility Database is a fantastic tool for anyone looking for accessible experiences and who needs to know exactly what kind of surface an area has, how wide a boardwalk is or what gradient a path has. The places listed have lots of pictures of details which makes it easy to see how accessible the area is. 

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