Cows and Runes

We tried a new area to hike recently and were surprised at this gem in the Stockholm suburbs. The area is called Järvafältets naturreservat and it is near the Akalla T-bana line. The area is quite large and its pretty easy to go for a more than 20km walk. Its made up of a mix of farmland, small lakes, woodland and small hills.

There are a lot of paths so easy to get a bit disorientated, but they do have a great map that you can pick up at entrances. The paths are not as well marked as the more isolated areas like the Sörmlandsleden, but you are never far from the city. It’s always a good idea to take some navigation device so you can orientate yourself even when close to the city  (eg. smartphone with maps and data connection, compass, GPS).

Jarvafaltet Map
Jarvafaltet Map

At the entrance near Akalla we saw this rune… there are many more in the park but we were pretty unsuccessful in finding them, even with the map and a lot of hunting. We assumed that mostly they are not as spectacular as this one and a bit hidden off the path.

Rune
Rune

jarvafalet rune map

And here is a spectacular cow we saw in a field.

Cow in Jarvafaltet
Cow in Jarvafaltet

and some of the landscape.

trees in jarvafaltet
trees in jarvafaltet
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