Discover dramatic nature, roaring waterways and memorable views. Did you know there were over 100 nature reserves in Bergslagen? In many of them are marked hiking trails, picnic tables and BBQ areas. Here are some favourites.
The Järleån river runs in a centuries-old valley. Here you will find one of the county’s most powerful rapids and a floral splendour that is most impressive in early summer. Alongside the river is a hiking path of 2.5-5 km and several places for a coffee break or picnic. Järleån Nature Reserve lies by Hammerby, circa 10 km outside Nora. Fact sheet Järleån nature reserve Pdf, 1.4 MB, öppnas i nytt fönster.
In Skärmarbodabergen there are old forests, many caves and dramatically hilly landscape to discover and explore. The forest is mature and home to many rarely seen plants and animals. Hike the trail loops, up to 5.6 km, and discover rift valleys and fault escarpments formed by the inland ice. Skärmarbodabergen lies circa 10 km from Nora. The main entrance is next to route 50, by the Skämarboda rest stop. It is easy to get here by bus (302 to Örebro, bus-stop Skärmarboda north). Fact sheet Skärmarbodabergen nature reserve Pdf, 1.9 MB, öppnas i nytt fönster.
Kindla nature reserve has no roads, only paths. You can reach Kindla from three directions. Once you’ve arrived, park your car and walk in. There are a large number of circular walks in very undulating terrain. Kindla features one of the highest points in the region (425 m), rewarding walkers with beautiful views. Fact sheet Kindla nature reserve Pdf, 2.1 MB, öppnas i nytt fönster.