LÖDÖSE - HÅLANDA
Shortly after St. Peter’s church the trail crosses into Gårdaån, heading for Skara in the east. 100 meters downstream of the bridge you can see “jumping stones” in the river, which were used to cross the river before the bridge was built. Upstream is the Lödöse mill, which carries the trace of time. The current mill building was erected in 1880.
The route continues to the picturesque small cottage “Valla-Marias” in Lödöse. From here- you can choose walking to Pingstalund toward Tingbergs hill, where you’ll find the old execution grounds Galgekullen. A scary place. Pass the bridge and over the highway and railway, you continue walking uphill towards the high-situated farm Svalrered. From here the route progresses to Grönån, where Svalered’s mill and saw once lay.
In Bredljugen you will encounter a lake, Hålsjön. But before you reach it you will have to walk up a giant hill, so be sure to rest and breathe in the floral forest air once you arrive at the lake! Just left to the road there’s a large cave in the mountainside and past the cave is Ivars kulle, a gravesite from the Bronze Age. After the village Boets the route progresses through Torpa and the villages of Östentorp, both of which have a preserved town-character. The route continues through Föstorp and borders Stora and Lilla Verleberg towards Hålanda. Do not miss the trail by Little Verle Mountain (Lilla Verleberget). It will take you up on a hill where you can enjoy a phenomenal view, spanning across a colorful landscape full of mountains and trees. It is also the perfect place to rest. Stay here for a good while.
Once you’ve walked beyond Lille Verleberg you step into idyllic surroundings. Listen to the sounds from the racing and amazing rapids. Between the trees you can spot the old saw. The trail continues to Mosebacke where you find overnight accommodation right next to the river. If you continue beyond this point you will reach Mauritzberg’s mill, just after a few minutes. Here you can enjoy fine-tuned concerts and music. Welcome to the Little-Verle Mountain route.
- The West Train towards Lödöse Södra Station
- Bus 421 to S: t Peders väg
- Go to St. Peders Church
- The West Train towards Älvängen Station
- Bus 434 to Hålanda church