The Kindaholm Pilgrim’s Way
Kalv/Håcksvik/Ö Frölunda/ Mårdaklev
The Kindaholm Pilgrim’s Way is a 44 km long pilgrim’s trail connecting Kalv, Håcksvik, Frölunda and Mårdaklev churches. You’ll experience a historic walk going through lovely beech woods, farmland, pine forests, and alongside Lake Fegen. Some of the historic highlights you’ll pass include the Kummeludden Iron Age grave field, Gammalsjö Manor, and the old stronghold at Kindahus.
What to see
The trail is mostly along private roads, as well as forest paths, farm tracks and public highways. In some places it is possible to walk a section and get the bus back. The trail can be broken up into 4 stages. There are many historically interesting places to stop at along the way, such as the iron age grave field at Kummeludden, the old toll mill at Gammalsjö, Klockaregården with its wall paintings from the 1840s and the old stronghold at Kindahus. Kindahus was once a medieval border stronghold and in the 1400s was one of the kingdom’s defences against Denmark.
There are several indoor accommodation alternatives along the trail. In Kalvs there’s a family friendly campsite. On the Kalv – Håcksvik stretch you’ll find lovely Påarps Gård, offering food and accommodation, and on the Håcksvik- Östra Frölunda stretch is Lerbäcksbyn with its former textile merchant’s manor house, and a charming 19th century house to rent. On the last stretch, by Mårdaklev, is Klevs Gästgiveri, an 18th century building with restaurant and rooms. Just a short detour away from the trail (6 km) takes you to Feden, where Backa Loge has hostel accommodation and a café set in idyllic surroundings. If you want to sleep outdoors, this you can do according to the 'Right of Public Access' rules.
Fact about the trail
Level of difficulty:
Easy with elements of moderate
Start and end:
You can join the trail wherever you want, but good starting points are the churches along the trail. You find yhe churches in Östra Frölunda, Mårdaklev, Kalv and Håcksvik.
How to get here:
Västtrafik buses operate the area weekdays from Svenljunga