Birding · Swimming · Views · Wildlife
Need to Know
Start: Västra Kovik (58.618333, 16.937833). Parking.
End: 58.632750, 17.005017. No parking.
Shelter: Viggudden (58.621083, 16.969383)
- All the small ascents over barren cliff formations with wide views over the Baltic
- Many opportunities for bathing
The section starts at Västra Kovik beach and continues along the coast with many fine views across the sea. After this, the trail offers a mixture of coastal and forest running until the Viggudden shelter, located in a protected coastal bay.
The trail continues along the bird-rich coast, past Ålbäck fishing village, where the coastal stretch ends, as the trail carries on inland through forest terrain to Dragsviken.
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 runners 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 for rest stops, there 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. Planks and footbridges take runners 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.
Read more about the Sörmlandsleden Trail
Flora & Fauna
A bird-rich coast.
Shared By: Johan Ahlberg