Kristinehamn, Värmlands län
Hike between Sannakajen and Herrgårdscampingen on the 6 km long Sannaleden in Kristinehamn. A lovely circular loop where parts of it follow the water. Close to both the center and the beach.
Between Kristinehamn Arena and Herrgårdscampingen is the beach forest and here you will find trees such as willow, birch, alder and willow. Strandskogen is an attractive nesting environment for many songbird species due to the vegetation's with a high herb flora and a multilayered bush population. The presence of dead deciduous trees and stumps is also important for bird life. Thanks to this, the smaller woodpecker, which is sparsely occurring in Kristinehamn, has been found to breed here.
In May and June there is a lot to hear and see, especially for you who are interested in birds. In the vicinity of the arena you can, for example, see the nesting white birds in the harbor. Along the trail through the beach forest, the birdsong is almost deafening at the turn of the month May / June. The highest of them all sings the nightingale, which usually occurs in one or two copies. Even in the reeds, there is a loud, if not particularly singing soloist, namely the thrush singer. None of these species occur in very many places in Kristinehamn.
The walking path through the beach forest reaches the lake in one place, here is a small rest area with a nice view of Varnumsviken. During the spring and autumn migration, you can, for example, see flocks of vig in transit. Among the species that live on the Cascobojarna, cormorants and ospreys are the most conspicuous.
Walk a shorter loop or take an extra trip!
It is possible to walk a shorter loop or if you want to take a long walk, you can instead continue along the promenade about 4.5 km to the Picasso sculpture and further into the new trail Jaqueline's nature trail on Strandudden.