Arnö rundslinga. Part of section 45:1, 9 km (Common with Stage 45:1 from Linudden to Strandstugeviken).
Suitable starting point is the parking area at Linudden Nature Reserve/Örstig.N 58°43.817'   E 017°05.412'

Linudden Nature Reserve has a highly species-rich spring flora. The tree layer consists of aspen. Birch, small-leaved lime and a profusion of hazel. One area is covered in ostrich fern, which can grow up to two metres tall. The calcareous soil benefits the flora. In addition to common spring flowers, you find moschatel, Cordyalis intermedia, toothwort, wonder violet and baneberry.

Start by walking through the reserve. The trail then continues to the Linudden holiday cottages, built in the 1930s and 40s. A short detour on the road between the cottages up on a hill with fine views is recommended.
From here to Strandstugeviken, the loop is common with stage 45: 1

The trail continues along the road for a short stretch and then turns to the headland Dödhällen with fine views across the bay and a good place to rest if you cross the stile into the pasture.

The trail continues along an enclosure through the forest and onto Salstensviken. The large rock is visible if you go out on the jetty. The trail then continues around the headland Näsudden, approx. 50 metres below the fortlets that were built in the 17th and 18th centuries to defend the entrance fairway to Nyköping. The information board tells you what it looked like here at that time. The headland has rest places with fine views across Örsbaken.

The trail then goes past the Örstigsnäs holiday cottages and sandy beaches where you can swim, and Strandstuviken camping. The route enters Strandstuviken Nature Reserve via a wheelchair-accessible bridge. The reserve is one of the most species-rich bird localities in Nyköping; some 250 species have been recorded here over the years. The area consists of a couple of points of land and two shallow inlets, Strandstugeviken and Snäckviken. The shore meadows are good resting and breeding places for waders and seabirds. The birdwatchers’ association Tärnan has had a field station here since 1984.

The trail now leaves the water and approx. 2.5 km remain of the walk. First, along a small road with forest and open fields and then on a bigger road past the new houses at Örstig and back to the parking area.

Linudden Nature Reserve   Strandstuviken Nature Reserve

2017-08-08