12-May-2018 -- This is the last out of six reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip through Sweden (from Stockholm to Stockholm). The story starts at 60°N 18°E and continues from 59°N 17°E.
Coming from 59°N 17°E, it took me another 9 hours of cycling to reach this third confluence point on one day. I cycled the longer way around the inlet Himmerfjärden via Aspa, Gnesta, and Södertälje. Alternatively, I could have taken a ferry, but since its schedule remained unclear I opted for the more solid route.
Although situated just 40 km south of Stockholm, this confluence point is located remotely on a peninsula in the nature preserve Hammersta Naturreservat. It is 105 m distance from a fjord of the North Sea on a steep hill 40 m above the sea level.
Access is best from the north-east: 1570 m north of the confluence, you leave the road, park your car and walk on a gravel track up to a distance of 100 m. At 105 m distance I parked my bicycle and climbed the hill coming from the east. The confluence is almost on the top of the hill, just a little bit down on the western flank with view into the bay. It’s a beautiful spot in the pine forest with rocky ground and a thick layer of lichen, which is clearly a sign of unspoiled air.
After the visit I headed northwards in direction Stockholm where I had my flight back home the next day. I spent the night in Handen where I enjoyed my first night in a bed after 3 nights of wild camping. The next day I cycled to Stockholm to do at least a little bit of the normal touristic sightseeing and in the afternoon I cycled to the airport.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance from a road: 1570 m
- Distance from a track: 105 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 105 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 minutes
- Time at the CP: 8:25 PM
- Measured height: 39 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: mountainous, on top of a hill
- Vegetation: mostly pine forest. Moss & lichen ground cover
- Weather: sunny, 15° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Peninsula Reserve Confluence
The story finishes here.