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5. Handen (Rudans gård) - Paradiset, 11,5 km

Start: N 59°09.856' E 018°07.930'. Parking.
Shelter: Långsjön - N 59°08.638' E 018°02.120' and Trehörningen - N 59°09.018' E 018°02.124' and N 59°09.079' E 018°02.052' 
Water: Tap at Rudan - N 59°09.897' E 018°07.837', pump at Riddartorp - N 59°08.677' E 018°04.707' and pump at Paradiset - N 59°09.232' E 018°01.329'

The section passes through a large woodland area full of connected swamps and lakes, with numerous pine-clad rocky hills, like islands in an archipelago.

The name Hanveden refers to the woods as the place for game birds lekking.

The height above sea level rises along the section and culminates at Tornberget, 111 metres high. Tornberget can be reached from this section, see directions at Lake Långsjön.

Roe deer, moose and hare occur in the forest and fields; swans, geese and diving ducks in the lakes and buzzards in the sky. Large game birds are less common.

Drinking water can be found at Rudans farm, Riddartorp and Paradiset.

Suitable resting- and swimming places are found at Riddartorp, Lake Svartsjön, Lake Långsjön and at Lake Trehörningen. Riddartorp and the northern shore of Lake Trehörningen are the best locations for swimming. Another nice resting place is along the eastern shoreline of Lake Öran.

A good place to set up a tent is where Sörmlandsleden passes Lake Långsjön.
One can stay overnight at Ugglekojan (2 beds) at the eastern side of Lake Trehörningen, 1.5 km från Paradiset. You cannot book it in advance.
Groups have the possibility to book accommodation at Paradiset.

Along the section there are three large parking sites with free parking: at Rudan, Riddartorp and Paradiset. 

Friends of Paradiset Hanveden (in Swedish only)

2021-04-29

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