At Sumpafallen, you can stroll along the rapids or into the beautiful forests. The nature reserve is an extremely popular destination for excursions. There are plenty of picnic tables here, so be sure to pack a lunch and enjoy a quiet moment in peaceful scenic surroundings.
A narrow dirt road takes you directly to the nature reserve’s parking area. There are plenty of tables and benches here if you want to start your excursion with a picnic. Please be sure to close the gate again when you enter. There are grazing animals in the reserve whose role is to keep the landscape open, which also benefits many other species. Follow the path down the slope, and it won’t be long until you can hear the roaring of the rapids. The rapids are part of the Högvadsån river, which is known for its clear waters and salmon that can be seen leaping out of the water.
The ravine is surrounded by pastureland and oak plantations. It can almost feel like a magical place in the spring when the white wood anemones bloom and cover the fields like winter snow and a soft fog hangs over the water. The river is home to salmon as well as trout and freshwater pearl mussel. In the forest, you will hear the telltale birdsong of species such as willow warbler and finch every year, while the dipper keeps to the rocks out in the water.
A lot to discover
At the rapids, you can have a picnic on one of the many tables and benches. There is even a barbecue area that you can use. There are also some interesting ruins of the Sumpa mill, which is mentioned in historical accounts as far back as the end of the 18th century. An approximately 2 km hiking trail snakes along Högvadsån and eventually follows the road back to the parking lot.
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Directions: From Falkenberg drive road 154 towards Ullared. Turn left at Skinnarlyngen and the sign Nature Reserve.