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Pilgrim Trail recommended route Stage 6

Part 6 of the Viking trail, Harg to Gimo

· 2 reviews · Pilgrim Trail · Uppland · Open
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  • Hargs Kyrka
    Hargs Kyrka
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Start out south of the beautiful medieval Harg church. A walk through varied landscape, mostly on gravel roads.

 

Open
easy
Distance 14.2 km
3:35 h
36 m
70 m
42 m
12 m

The stretch from Harg to Gimo follows along narrow gravel roads through the lovely farmland. Old stone walls and fields can be seen along the way, remnants from the 18th and 19th century. For parts of the stretch you will walk along the old railway line that has been used for transporting iron ore to Hargshamn for shipment. Even today goods are transported to the harbour along this railway line. The scenery varies and along the route you might well see wild animals and birds. 

 

Author’s recommendation

Before heading towards Gimo, make sure to take a stroll through beautiful Hargs Bruk (The Harg Works). It is relatively easy walking and the trail is also suitable for biking. 
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
42 m
Lowest point
12 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 0.83%Unknown 99.16%
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
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14.1 km
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Safety information

You will find directions in the information about each part of the trail or in the app Outdooractive. When approaching Gimo, there is is a part along road 292 which is not you done yet you will pass through an iron gate in a wildlife fence. You will walk for a short stretch along road 292. Be careful as the trail is close to the main road and the Viking trail is marked out along the ditch. You will walk in the direction of traffic, but following trail markings in the ditch. 

Tips and hints

Please remember to replenish food and drinks at Harg or Hargshamn as there will be no fresh water etc. to be had before Gimo. 

Further information on the freedom to roam.

Start

Hargs church (33 m)
Coordinates:
DD
60.188155, 18.392180
DMS
60°11'17.4"N 18°23'31.8"E
UTM
34V 355393 6675222
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Destination

Gimo - Skäfthammars church

Turn-by-turn directions

You will find directions in the information about each part of the trail or in the app. When approaching Gimo, you will pass through an iron gate in a wildlife fence. You will walk for a short stretch along road 290. Be careful as the trail is close to the main road and the Viking trail is marked out along the ditch. You will walk in the direction of traffic, but following trail markings in the ditch. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Road 76 is trafficed by bus from Hallstavik to Östhammar.

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Coordinates

DD
60.188155, 18.392180
DMS
60°11'17.4"N 18°23'31.8"E
UTM
34V 355393 6675222
w3w 
///undiluted.shouts.carefully
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Rating

2.5
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Sanna Sundell
August 18, 2020 · Community
Not the most funny part, but peaceful. Long stony roads
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
36 m
Descent
70 m
Highest point
42 m
Lowest point
12 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Family-friendly Suitable for strollers

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