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Kumlinge åttan 12,5 km – medieval church and archipelago nature

The trail with the shape of number eight offers varied archipelago nature with smaller deciduous forest areas and mixed woodlands. The trail passes farmed fields and leads to more barren rocky areas where heather and juniper grow in the crevices. A part of the trail runs near a sea bay where wooden duckboards have been built over lowland seashore.

Along the trail there are a couple of lookout points. The area has a rich birdlife and wildlife with e.g. crane, roe deer, fox and elk. The information boards along the trail tell about nature, history and sights, e.g. St. Anne’s Church, midsummer pole, pharmacy, cottage hospital, and the battle of Kumlinge in 1808. In addition, a part of the trail follows the old mail road.

Enjoy nature! Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footsteps.

Length: 12,5 km
Location: Kumlinge
Terrain: Moderate, varied terrain with rocky hills, forest trails and village roads. NB! Rocks are slippery when wet.
Signposts: White-topped poles, white paint on stones and trees.

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