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6. Paradiset - Lida friluftsgård, 12 km

Start: N 59°09.250' E 018°01.374'. Parking at Paradiset and at Lida.
Shelter: Paradiset - N 59°09.208' E 018°01.404' and former Kvarnsjön - N 59°09.693' E 017°56.805'
Vatten: Pump at Paradiset - N 59°09.232' E 018°01.329', spring at former Kvarnsjön - N 59°09.682'   E 017°56.856' and tap at Lida - N 59° 09.796' E 017° 52.903'

From this section paths start towards Huddinge, section 6:1, and towards Nynäshamn, section 5:3. Ruins from old cottages bear witness of the time when our forests were populated. The countryside is both varied and rich in vegetation. A longer part of the path follows a road.

South of the little lake Kärrsjön you can find acceptable places for a tent. The lake is not good for swimming. By Lake Kärrsjön is a nice place for a rest.

When you arrive at the drained Lake Kvarnsjön you enter an area of great geological and zoological values. Here you also find a picnic place. Just after the former Lake Kvarnsjön, a bit north of the path, you find a stream that meanders along a broad ravine bottom towards Lake Bysjön which is a kettle hole. Thousands of years ago, when the rivers of melt water shaped the boulder ridges, large icebergs were often embedded into the gravel. When the ice melted, crater-like cavities were formed.

South of the path in the Pålamalm area there are additional kettle holes, one of which is among the largest in Sweden with a depth of 31 metres. After a walk along the stream Bockån the path rounds Lake Getaren and finds its way up on a plateau with beautiful views over the surroundings, just before the section end.

You can get drinking water at Paradiset as well as at Lida.

Friends of Paradiset Hanveden (in Swedish only)  Lida recreation area


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