Svaneholm - Skäggebyn - Rudsbyn

Out into the countryside on roads that swing by homes, barns and paddocks. The route is hilly; one minute you’re in open fields, the next in the forest. You’ll pass several lakes and catch glimpses of the sparkling waters of Eldan, Myrsjön and especially beautiful Strand where Mellan-Svan spreads out before you. On the left there is a curious red building with white trims. It’s a preserved watering station for steam locomotives; a piece of history from the time when Svanskog was a railway junction.

Parking: Svanskog Folkets Hus, Svanskog Church / Parish hall, Ödebyns rural community centre, Strand bathing area alongside Strandvägen.

Map for printing

Route

1. From Svaneholm town centre, take Storgatan past the Svanskog Church exit.

2. Continue straight ahead towards N. Skarbol.

3. E18. Cross the road to the smaller, public road.

4. There is a cycle track and footpath straight ahead towards Rudsbyn, on the right side of the E18.

5. Pass through Rudsbyn, cross the E18; follow signs Svaneholm 9, Åmål 27.

6. Continue straight ahead.

7. Turn right at the T junction towards Svaneholm 1, Åmål 19.

8. Turn left, Skäggebyn, N Skarbol 2.