Section 1:2, 5 kilometres
Section 1:2, a continuation of section 1:1, starts at Knivsta station. It takes you out to a rest spot by the small River Forsbyån, bordering Stockholm county.
The beginning of the hike is along a straight gravel road with the train tracks on the east side, and open fields to the west. After about 2 kilometres, on the other side of the train tracks, you’ll see Knivsta’s old, medieval church (St Stefan’s church). You can reach it via an underpass where The Uppland Trail leaves the train tracks. Shortly thereafter, a lovely path begins, passing through pine forests on slightly rugged ground. In springtime, wood anemones, and – later on – lilies of the valley cover the glades.
When you approach the River Forsbyån, the pine trees give way to broadleaf trees like oak and hazel. By River Forsbyån, under a leafy canopy just by the water, is a small rest spot with a fireplace and benches.
Difficulty level: Easy, half on gravel roads and half on easy-to-walk forest paths.
Easy, half on gravel roads and half on easy-to-walk forest paths.
Vid Knivsta station finns betalparkering. Ingen parkering vid etappslutet Forsbyån.
Bus stop and trainstation at the start: Knivsta station.
Bus stop at the end: Hova. (Only a few buses per day. From this bus stop you travel with SL to Märsta station. Find information about bus number and time table here: https://sl.se/en/ )
Start at the train station in Knivsta.