Beech loop

You'll be walking on the 1.5-kilometre loop through the beautiful and silent beech forest of the Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Bökeskog nature reserve. This loop connects in its north-west part to the Sjöslingan Loop. Take a long break and enjoy the diversity!


Latest sound measurement 2020-05-24: Average values between 35-40 dB (A). Light breeze in tree crowns, bird song. Some tips during the visit:
Stay offline - turn off the phone silently and be off when visiting the forest.
Value the moment - release all everyday thoughts to be present here and now.
Walk slowly - slow in and walk slower than normal on the path out here.
Listen - nature is almost never completely silent, and its sound often has a restful effect.
Smell and feel - each forest has its own scents, which change with the season and weather. Feel the rough bark or the soft moss.

Quiet locations in an area mean that the experience of desirable sounds strongly outweighs the impact of disturbing noise. In quiet places, at least 80 % of the visitors in an area after the visit should consider that they have experienced a good sound environment lower than 45 dB (A). Here one can be surrounded by nature's own sounds; such as the waves from the lake, a breeze in the foliage or bird song. There are several quiet places around Växjö town that are marked in the nature map. The city sounds are always present, but relatively quiet places are still close by. Wind strength, weather, season and time of day affect how the quiet places are experienced in the moment.

Difficulty: Green - simple
To do:
  • Hiking
  • Quiet places
  • Near parking
Length: 1.5 km

Winding nice paths


Flat with a few easy slopes


Located adjacent to the reserve border, at the southern start of the trail, close to Hinnamåla.


The trail is located in the nature reserve Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Bökeskog. From Växjö follow road 25 towards Kalmar and turn north at the road sign towards Vikensved.

Contact us

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Telefon 0470-410 00

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    Quiet places - a valuable news

    Växjö Jun 08

    Now there are 19 quiet places marked on the homepage of Nature map Växjö and also tagged in the app. The goal has been to make the urban area close to nature with good sound quality more known to our residents and visitors in Växjö. Places with trails in the immediate area that are valuable for recovery, recreation or forest bathing at a slow pace. To land in the greenery, breathe more calmly and collect new energy. A good sound environment is more than just freedom from n...

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    John Flygare

    var där 14/11. supermysig bokskog. vill dit igen till våren.

    4 months