MINIGUIDE: Hiking trails in northern Linköping
The northern parts of Linköping are filled with exciting oak woodlands, a ravine where the ferns have taken over and if you're lucky - you will see wild orchids bloom freely in the woods. All of the areas within the northern region of Linköping that we list below are also accessible by bike. Prepare yourself for a beautiful adventure!
1. City of oaks, by bike or on foot
There are a total of 25 km signposted paths through the magnificent oak woodlands in and around Linköping.
A brochure with a map, Ekarnas stad, is available for download at linkoping.se. There are also information signs along the paths.
2. Stjärnorpsravinen - An enchanting ravine
Travel from Berg to Vånga about 4 km to Stjärnorp church. The trail is about 2 km long, moderately difficult terrain and starts close to Stjärnorp old castle. The trail is not marked but there is an information board next to the car park. For part of the trail, climbing experience is desirable. This trail offers exciting hiking both down in the ravine and up on the sides, through a lush, exotic environment, including leafy trees and ferns.
The trail is one of Östergötland´s richest bat sites. Parking space is available by the church. Make sure you visit the ruins of Stjärnorp castle.
3. Tinneröstigen - Explore the Oak Woodland
The oak woodlands south of Linköping city spread out for miles southwards, offering beautiful nature experiences. Here, in the nature reserve Tinnerö Eklandskap there is a 11 km long trail with easy terrain. Signposted paths lead you through a cultural landscape with oak meadows, open pastures and bird-rich wetlands.
In several places there are toilets, observation towers and bridges. Information boards and leaflets are available in the area. A good place to get started is at Karle´s football ground which you can reach by taking bus no. 2 from Resecentrum or Trädgårdstorget and get off at Djurgården. Sights: Lake Rosenkällasjön is an exciting bird lake.
4. Kärna Mosse - Welcome to the orchid's paradise
A 2 km long signposted walking trail through the nature reserve in exciting woodlands. 250 year old pine trees, bubbling springs and, at the beginning of June to mid-July, wild orchids can be seen. In early summer visit the pond in the northern part of the reserve to see frogs, newts and all sorts of insects. You can reach the area with public transport, take bus 13 towards Malmslätt. Get off at stop “Kärna kors” and walk east on Gamla Ledbergsvägen. You will reach the southern entrance of the reserve within 500 m.
5. Landeryds hembygdsled - Ancient monuments and relics of the past
A signposted walking trail of 5,4 km with a possible shortcut of 2,5 km. The trail takes you past signposted ancient monuments and cultural relics, through pastures and woodlands and along Stångån south of Ullstämma-Hjulsbro.
The trail starts at Landeryds Hembygdspark, crossing Stångån to Landeryd and Slattefors. Picnic tables are available and occasionally food is served at Landeryds Hembygdspark. Photo: Gunnar Ölfvingsson.