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25. Lundsjön - Vallmotorp, 9 km

Start: N 59°04.821' E 016°17.426'. Parking available aorund 100 metres southwest, by forest road.
Shelter: Myrgryten - N 59° 03.416' E 16° 16.583'
Drinking water: Spring south of Lake Lundsjön - N 59° 04.538' E 16° 17.816', spring 1 km west of Lake Myrgryten N 59° 03.479' E 16° 15.696' and tap at Mellan-Malmen - N 59°02.684'   E 016°14.637'

This relatively easy section starts on a country road south of Lake Lundsjön and, after only 500 metres, it divides. The left hand fork follows rising ground and the right hand fork eventually passes a number of stone blocks (errants) carried there by glaciers. These blocks are popularly known as Vigor's Church and are supposedly the site of ancient sacrifices!

Another hour of hiking should bring you to a lake called Ljusgryten, which has been stocked with rainbow trout. Day tickets are required, should you wish to try your luck.

20 minutes beyond the lake you will find another smaller lake called Myrgryten, where there is a shelter and a lavatory. As you continue on the trail you will find a charcoal burner's hut with two bunks and and an associated charcoal kiln. Every August or September a group called Forest and Youth gather there to make charcoal. The last saturday in August is traditionally called Charcoal kiln day when the fire in the kiln is started and traditional music and activities take place over the weekend.

An hour of walking after Myrgryten will take you to Gölstugruvorna ('gruvorna' means 'mines') where there is an open air church. Another 30 minutes of hiking should bring you to Mellanmalm, where drinking water from a natural spring on the slopes above runs down to a point close to where the trail first approaches the lake. Just to the south of this point is a good spot for a rest or a swim.

2017-03-06