SKEPPLANDA - LÖDÖSE
This route is fully marked! If you decide to walk here, be sure to travel past the old royal estate, as it’s an old tradition. Past the royal estate, the main road continues along the eastern side of the river valley. Furthermore, there’s evidence that once upon a time Alvhem’s royal estate was the most powerful and prominent farm in the entire river valley as well as southern Bohuslän.
The route starts at Skepplanda church, where there’s a view overlooking the Frövet. The ancient remains of “Krull’s grave” and the voice of Grötås is not far from the trail. From Frövet, the trail follows the old church road through the forest to Alvehem’s royal estate. A lime, the oldest tree in the area, stands in the courtyard. The trail leads to a nature- and culturepath and passes a golf course. Half a mile west from here lies Jätteberget, with the famous rock carving.
Past the golf course the trail continues onto smaller gravel roads. At Hede, the trail crosses both a railway and a highway. You’ll reach the hometown of Lödöse, where you can visit Valla Maria’s cabin, a small picturesque cottage. This location is ideal for a break or some coffee (if you brought some). Not far from the cottage there’s an opportunity to take a detour through Pingstalund towards Tingberg’s hill to Lödöse’s old execution site, called the Galgekullen or Galgbacken. If you choose this route, you also take the shortcut to the Lödöse south station. Whatever you do, our recommendation is to go to St.Peter’s church for a visit and later go to Lödöse Museum. Welcome the route Kungsgården. Fun fact: In Sweden we celebrate midsummer in June. On midsummer we dance around a grass pole and do the frog-dance. It is also popular for the adults to drink some “snaps”, which is a liquor.
- Västtågen (West-trains) towardsÄlvängen Station
- Bus 434 towards Skepplanda Albotorget
- Walk toSkepplanda church
- Västtågen (West-trains) towardsLödöse Södra Station
- Bus 421 toS:t Peders road
- Gå till S:t Peders church