MINIGUIDE: Hiking trails in northern Linköping
The northern Linköping is filled with exciting oak woodlands, a ravine where the ferns has taken over and if you're lucky - you will se wild orchids bloom freely in the woods. All of the destination within the northern region of Linköping that we list below is also reachable by bike. Prepare yourself for a beautiful adventure in some of northern Linköping's nature pearls.
1. City of oaks, by bike or on foot
There are a total of 25 km signposted oak paths along existing walking and cycling routes in Linköping. These pass through valuable oak environments into the city and then onwards to surrounding oak woodland.
A brochure with map is available and information signs are located along the paths. Additional information is also available via phone at several of the oak environments
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 below Stjärnorp old castle. The trail is not marked but there is an information board at the tool shed next to the car park. For part of the trail climbing experience is desirable. This trail offers exciting walking both down the ravine or high on the slope, through a lush, exotic environment, including leafy trees and ferns.
The trail is one of Östergötland richest bat sites. Parking space available by the church. Make sure you visit Stjärnorp castle ruins.
3. Tinneröstigen - Explore the Oak Woodland
Located close to the city center of Linkoping, this is a small oasis where oak woodland stretches out like an over-dimensioned beautiful park. The trail is 11 km of easy terrain. The entire system comprises of signposted paths within 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. To find the beginning of the trail, which is located at Karles football grounds, take the No, 2 bus from Trädgårdstorget and hop 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 comprising of exciting woodlands. 250 years 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.
5. Landeryds hembygdsled - Ancient memories and cultural remains
A signposted walking trail comprises of a longer and a shorter version. Both the 7 km and 4 km paths take the visitor 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.