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Björkekullen

Want to experience a place that feels like it’s been plucked from an Astrid Lindgren story? You know, the classic Swedish farmland vista. A red croft cottage, a roundpole fence and a gravel path warmed by the summer sun, all surrounded by the purest green. Then pack a picnic basket and get yourself down to the Björkekullen nature reserve.



A great place for curious types

Björkekullen is an old croft cottage where you can walk around and check out the buildings and the farmland. The ground here is very stony and generations of farmers have created an imposing system of roundpole fences, terraces and cairns here. We usually start our trips to Björkekullen by walking around the houses where there’s plenty to see and talk about: what the functions of the different buildings were and how tough it must have been building up the large stone walls.

Take a dip

Follow the gravel path down towards Björkasjö lake and you will reach a delightful little swimming hole with a sandy bottom. You can also barbecue here in designated areas and we usually take the time to fika here.

A longer hike

If you want, you can walk around the entirety of Björkasjö Lake. The 5.5 km lakeside loop takes in the system of hiking trails in Åkulla beech forest. This path is not buggy-friendly and is only suitable for children aged 7 or older. We made it round with kids in around two hours.

Björkekullen is a great destination all year round, but is perhaps best in summer if you fancy taking a dip in the lake.


Address

  1. Coordinates: 56.89659, 12.70082

Directions: From Köinge drive towards Svartrå and then follow the signs to Björkekullen.

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