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46:1. Skavsta flygplats - Släbro, Section 46, 5,5 km

Start: Connect Hotell - N 58°47.026' E 016°55.521'. Parking.

Skavsta Airport was a military base 1941 – 1980, home to F11, Sweden’s biggest reconnaissance wing. F11 had a famous band that also played in public places in Nyköping. For many years, F11 also had a successful handball team that for a short while played in the Swedish premiere league. Sörmlandsleden’s information board is located outside Hotel Connect opposite the entrance/exit to the terminal.

The section starts via "Blueberry Hill", a site with good views over the airport runways. Close to the hill is the impressive wooden sculpture "Mother Earth", created by the artist Anita Grede.
Nearby is also the F11 Museum of Swedish Aerial Reconnaissance, where you, for example, can "fly" simulators. 

The section continues through open countryside along the road to Skavsta roundabout. From the roundabout the path follows the south side of the river Nyköpingsån to Släbro. Beavers can be found in the river.

Släbro is a site of historic interest with rune stones, grave-fields and rock carvings.

F11 Museum

2017-09-14

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