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Pilgrim Trail Stage

Stråsjöleden pilgrim trail, Stråsjöleden, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa to Nirsgård

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland
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  • Forsa kyrka
    / Forsa kyrka
    Photo: Forsa kyrka, Forsa kyrka
  • / Jesu Hjärtas kapell
    Photo: Maj-Britt Andersson, Maj-Britt Andersson
  • / Vandrare längs den gamla banvallen
    Photo: Tore Lind, Pilgrimstid
  • / Nirsgård
    Photo: Kristin Nirsgård Nylander, Kristin Nirsgård Nylander
  • / Nirsgård
    Photo: Kristin Nirsgård Nylander, Kristin Nirsgård Nylander
  • / Nirsgård
    Photo: Kristin Nirsgård Nylander, Kristin Nirsgård Nylander
  • / Nirsgård
    Photo: Kristin Nirsgård Nylander, Kristin Nirsgård Nylander
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The stage starts at the Catholic Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Next to the chapel is the old flax mill factory from the end of the 19th century with an interesting history of industry and immigration.

Further on the stage you will find the church of Forsa, which is well worth a visit, both for worship and to see the fine medieval sculptures in wood.

Leaving Forsa behind you, you will walk a longer distance on the embankment, and in Näsviken, you will pass the Tamm's canal.

The end of the stage is Hälsingegården Nirsgård, where overnight stays and meal can be arranged. Book well in advance!

11.2 km
2:51 h
49 m
11 m
The stage starts at the Catholic Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The history of the chapel is very interesting, and you can have a guided tour and a stamp in your Pilgrim passport by arrangement.

Next to the chapel you will find the old flax mill factory from the end of the 19th century – the reason for both the chapel being built and the town of Sörforsa growing out of just a few farmhouses.

The trail continues on small streets and leads to the church of Forsa. Sometimes you will walk on the old embankment of Dellenbanan. The church is beautifully situated by the river Rolfsta, running into Kyrksjön, a lake with a mighty view of the blue mountains.

Leaving Forsa behind you, you will walk a longer distance on the embankment. There is a nice resting place by the old pond, a short distance from the trail.

In Näsviken, you will find the Tamm’s Canal, with an exciting history of steamboat traffic, paddle-steamers and transporting of ore and minerals. Smaller gravel roads lead to the end of the stage – Hälsingegården Nirsgård, where overnight stays can be arranged, as well as meals, by arrangement, so make sure to make your reservations well in advance!

Author’s recommendation

Get your lunch pack from ICA Forsahallen and take a break by the church of Forsa, or by the old pond. You can visit the small grocery store in Näsviken if you want some fruit or something to drink!
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Author
Elisabeth Andersson
Updated: January 19, 2020

Highest point
71 m
Lowest point
23 m
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Rest Stop

ICA Nära, Forsa
Trogsta Honung - Honey from Trogsta, Forsa!
Cafe Röda Korset Kupan - second handshop
Frägsta Hälsingegård - Italian restaurant and lodging

Safety information

Be careful when you cross the Route 84. You can also take the underpass next to Forsa Folk High School if you want to feel safe during busy traffic hours. The underpass has its own POI – “Underpass Route 84”.

Start

The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or by your accommodation (32 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
61.714377, 16.970317
UTM
33V 604153 6843939

Destination

Hälsingegården Nirsgård

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

There is a bus stop at Sörforsa Centre, where the busses from Hudiksvalls station stops, just some hundred meters  from the start of the stage. 

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Parking

Parking space by the old flax mill factory close to the chapel. At Nirsgård by arrangement with the owners.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots and a lunch pack, but you will pass two grocery stores on this stage.

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Distance
11.2 km
Duration
2:51h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
11 m
Public transport friendly

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