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13. Yngsviken - Djupviksängen, 15 km

Start: N 59°06.494' E 017°22.751'. Parking.
Shelter: Djupsjön - N 59°08.054' E 017°19.106' and Fräkensjöberget - N 59°08.240' E 017°16.112'
Water: Natural spring after 2 km - N 59°07.035' E 017°21.664', 800 metres north of Lake Djupsjön (north of the crossing where sections 13, 13:1 and 13:2 meet), Lake Stora Kvarnsjön - N 59°08.368' E 017°15.230' and Lake Djupvikssjön - N 59°09.182' E 017°14.188'

This section goes through real wilderness. It is nearly 15 kilometres long and starts with a steep climb but becomes easier to hike closer to Lake Stora Envättern located 62 metres above sea level.

This is a nature reserve. Please respect the regulations!

You hike along the northern shore of Lake Stora Envättern - here are nice resting places.

After a few kilometres you will pass the border between the counties Stockholm and Sörmland. You then arrive into the common woods of Daga district. The area is the eastern part of the so called Mälarmården. An older name of the land east of Lake Klämmingen is Hedlandet.

This is an area of great natural beauty. Lakes, bogs and mountains dominate. Until recently there were no roads here. In summer the crofters’ cattle grazed here. It was only in winter that farmers could go across frozen lakes and swamps to collect their timber from the common. When the ironworks flourished in the early 19th century, big areas of forest was cut down for charcoal production.

At Lake Djupsjön and the Fräkensjöberget plateau, you find a shelter and fireplaces. At Lake Djupsjön, section 13:1 connects from Gnesta, 13,5 kilometres away. At Fräkensjöberget you can follow OK Klemmingens (orienteering club) white-marked trail down to the main road, south of Dillbokvarn. Along the main section – take a look at Lugnet, the ruins of a poor-house, east of Lake Stora Kvarnsjön. The local history society has put up information signs.

A natural spring can be found about one kilometre from the trail at section 13:2, north of Lake Djupsjön, at Lake Stora Kvarnsjön, and just before Djupviksängen.

A nice resting place is at the islet in Lake Stora Kvarnsjön. Footbridges take you there.

2021-05-10

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