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8. Brotorp - Östertälje , 13 km

Start: N 59°10.341' E 017°47.954'.
SL bus to Bergudden stop (Botkyrka), then about 100 m south on road 226 (Dalvägen) until the start of the stage.

The section starts downhill toward the beach at Lake Brosjön, where fresh water and toilets are available during summer. From the beach, the trail continues west to Malmsjödal with the housing area Vårsta on one side and active farming on the other. Nightingales can sometimes be heard in the alder trees. The trail continues from Malmsjödal across road 225 and through a 600 metres long avenue to Malmsjö manor.

After about one kilometre the trail turns into the woods, passing good outlooks and thereafter along ditches on farmland and across the road toward Tyttinge. The trail continues through a wooded area and down to road 225, Nynäshamnsvägen. Here, the trail follows the road for 2-3 kilometres, although in beautiful surroundings, and then continues into the woods under the power lines.

You can either continue on the lowland or make a small detour up to an outlook, with cairns from the Bronze Age and seats from where you can admire the countryside. Well worth the effort!

The trail continues along the edge of another field, taking you to the 18th century cottage Skarmanstorp. The trail then follows part of the Östertälje exercise track, and continues on roads and in woods passing the tall chimney of Igelsta power plant.

Now one hill remains before the section end at road 225, close to Östertälje sports ground. From this junction it is one kilometre to Östertälje Station where commuter trains and buses depart.


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