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Pilgrim Trail Stage

Stråsjöleden pilgrim trail, Mockastorp to the Chapel of Stråsjö Chapel

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  • The Pilgrim Trail in Hälsingland: Stråsjöleden Pilgrim Trail, Mockastorp to the Chapel of Stråsjö
    / The Pilgrim Trail in Hälsingland: Stråsjöleden Pilgrim Trail, Mockastorp to the Chapel of Stråsjö
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  • / Mockastorp
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / Mockastorp
    Photo: Elisabeth andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / Stråsjö kapell
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / The road to Stråsjö
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Paxwalk
  • / Badplats efter Stråsjö
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Fikaplats innan Gladbäcken
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Havravallen
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Havravallen
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Havravallen
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Havravallen
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
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Stråsjöleden runs from sea to sea – from the coast of Hälsingland to Nidaros, Trondheim, in Norway. It is a Saint Olav road, with the status of a European cultural road.

The starting point of the stage is Mockastorp in Bjuråker’s parish, Hudiksvall. Here you can hike, bike or possibly drive - you will need a car with high ground clearance, though. Mockastorp is an old cottage in the forest, nowadays mostly used as a summer residence.

The hike continues west through the forests, over Havravallen, an old mountain farm, enters the agricultural area again and finally reaches the end of the stage: the chapel of Stråsjö. The chapel, a reconstructed medieval roadside chapel, is built next to the site where tradition says the chapel of Stråsjö was located before it was destroyed in 1597. The present chapel was inaugurated in 2006 and the owner and caretaker is an independent chapel association. It is open to everyone, all year, around the clock.

moderate
9.3 km
2:24 h
66 m
70 m
The trail is partly marked with poles with the St. Olav mark, sometimes painting on trees with orange color, sometimes hangers with the St. Olav mark.

The trail initially runs on paths and small roads during the stage, with a slightly hilly terrain but it is easy to walk. Later it continues on small gravel roads. When the forest is sparse, a few kilometers from the stage destination, you can see the Chapel of Stråsjö appearing in the lush, green pastures.

Take the time to see how the herbal garden-project close to the chapel is doing. The project is initiated and driven by the Stråsjö Medieval Chapel association and will be finished in 2021. The aim is to educate school children and adults in the care and handling of herbals and their pharmacological properties, and also to arrange cultural activities in the herbal garden, such as theatre and music performances.

During the stage, you will neither have access to food nor accommodation. Bring a tent or contact Pilgrimstid well in advance of the hike.

Author’s recommendation

Bring enough food and water for this stage, and perhaps even for the next. In Ängebo, you will find a small grocery store, and Svågagården serves lunch. Here you can inquire about possible lodging. Ängebo is about 3 kilometers from the end of the stage, but not exactly by the trail.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
211 m
Lowest point
141 m

Safety information

Contact Pilgrimstid in advance for current information! Remember to bring provisions!

Transports: Närtrafik is run by taxi, and must be pre-booked by phone: 0771-497939, at the latest two hours before departure. The times in the table are estimated. See the Travel Planner X-Trafiks Reseplanerare

Tips, hints and links

Contact Pilgrimstid before you set of on your hike – info@pilgrimstid.nu– for information and advice!

The master builder of the chapel of Stråsjö – Ulf Krantz – crafts at his home in Venås: Link to YouTube-clip

Start

Mockastorp, Bjuråker, Hudiksvall (199 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.911957, 16.403186
DMS
61°54'43.0"N 16°24'11.5"E
UTM
33V 573703 6865168
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Destination

There are some bus tours från the chapel of Stråsjö, but rarely during the summer season.

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage for the day is about 8 kilometers from Mockastorp on small and easy roads to the chapel of Stråsjö. If you don’t intend to continue your hike, be sure to get information about transport from Västerstråsjö!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Public transportation: X-Trafik, link to the Travel Planner: Reseplaneraren

Getting there

Public transportation: X-Trafik, link to the Travel Planner: Reseplaneraren

Parking

A couple of cars can temporarily park by Mockastorp and the chapel of Stråsjö. If it comes to an overnight parking, you should talk to the land owner or Pilgrimstid.

Coordinates

DD
61.911957, 16.403186
DMS
61°54'43.0"N 16°24'11.5"E
UTM
33V 573703 6865168
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Depending on season and weather, but this stage requires water, lunch and proper hiking boots.

Questions & Answers

Question about Anneli Davidsson · May 26, 2020 · Community
How do I contact Ängabo to ask for shelter during night?
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Answer by Elisabeth Andersson · May 27, 2020 · Paxwalk
http://www.svagadalen.com/folketshus/ Telefon: 0653-30157 E-post: svagagarden@svagadalen.com
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
2:24h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
70 m
Public transport friendly

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