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Pilgrim Trail Stage 8

Helgonleden, The Saints Trail, Staffansstenen to The Church Ruin of Skog (Skogs kyrkoruin)

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland · Open
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  • Pilgrim walk from Själstuga, 2003
    / Pilgrim walk from Själstuga, 2003
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
m 150 100 50 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Stråtjära pilgrimshärbärge Staffansstenen, Själstuga Stall Stråtjära Skogs kyrkoruin
The stage starts at Staffansstenen, Själstuga, where according to several chronicles, Sankt Staffan, the apostle of Hälsingland, was killed. This is a short stage that ends when you reach the ruins of the medieval church of Skog.

In the new church of Skog, there is a copy of Skogbonaden, one of Sweden’s oldest textile tapestry with woven motives. It is dated to the Middle Age and the early years of the church and Christianity in Sweden. The original tapestry is currently being stored at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm.

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Distance 8.2 km
2:03 h
14 m
38 m
88 m
50 m
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Author
Elisabeth Andersson
Update: July 03, 2020
Highest point
88 m
Lowest point
50 m
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Rest Stop

Stall Stråtjära (Horse stable and logding)
Stråtjära pilgrimshärbärge

Tips and hints

Stage description (in swedish) - From Staffansstenen at Själstuga to Undersvik. 

Summarizing description with advices.

Start

Staffansstenen, Själstuga (74 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.131998, 16.923413
DMS
61°07'55.2"N 16°55'24.3"E
UTM
33V 603587 6779012
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Destination

Kyrkoruinen, Skog

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Coordinates

DD
61.131998, 16.923413
DMS
61°07'55.2"N 16°55'24.3"E
UTM
33V 603587 6779012
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:03 h
Ascent
14 m
Descent
38 m
Highest point
88 m
Lowest point
50 m
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