Sörgraninge Conservation Park in Ångermanland is highly diverse with demarcated mountain groups and a multitude of marshes and lakes. The park offers a wide variety natural habitats, including high-conservation-value forests and is also rich in cultural remains from times gone and exciting hiking opportunities.
Sörgraninge conservation park consist of 3.147 hectares. These include high-conservation-value forests and cultural relics from times gone by. The park lies in south-eastern Ångermanland, south of Graninge Lake, beside Road 331, which runs between Graninge and Bergeforsen. During 2021, SCA expanded the Sörgraninge Conservation Park to include the Hornsjömon and Hornsjöbäcken valley. The area is of particular interest for its high geological values and biodiversity, and is also rich in ancient and cultural remains.
One of the ideas behind SCA's conservation parks is to strengthen existing conservation values.This conservation park achieves this aim by, for example, linking five nature reserves.
Multitude of habitats
The landscape of the park is highly diverse with demarcated mountain groups and a multitude of marshes and lakes. The natural assets include a fertile woodland stream, a high-elevation conifer forest with heavy lichen growth, fire-affected pine forest, sand pine scrub and deciduous forest. The park therefore offers a multitude of habitats for mosses, lichens, fungi, insects and animals.These include high-conservation-value forests and cultural relics from times gone by.
Despite many felling operations over the past decades, there are still large core areas of natural forest which, to varying degrees, are linked by corridors along winding streams and rivers. There is great potential for further conservation development.
The flora and fauna in our forests have adapted to living in forests with natural disturbances such as storms, floods and, not least, fires. Therefore, in many places, we want imitate the natural processes that used to occur in the forest. As a result, we are conducting controlled conservation burnings in certain areas, actively create new dead wood and actively damage trees to remind of fire damage. Large areas will also be left to develop freely.
Sörgraninge conservation park is easily accessible to visitors and offers great opportunities for outdoor recreation. There are several beautiful and exciting hiking paths and trails, and an array of good fishing waters (it requires a fishing permit).
The park in figures
3,147 hectare total
2,670 hectare forest land
1,697 hectares are managed for preserve or develop nature consideration values
211 hectares of wetlands, 187 hectares of lakes, 8 hectare mountains, 67 hectare other
995 hectares of the forests has high conservation values.
What to do
A complete system of pitfall traps. The Åkroken pitfall trap system is 700 meters long and dates back to 3500 BC, which makes it the oldest system in the county.
A new pitfall trap made in 2014 to show visitors what the pits might have looked like when they were used for elk hunting, for example.
Remains from two charcoal kilns used in the early 1940s.
The forests on the mountains Björnberget and Kvarnberget has many pines that a several hundred years old.
The burned forest at Pimptjärnsmon.
The wetland Bjursjömyren, consist of 50 hectares rehydrated wetland.
Canoeing in the lake Bastusjön.
The Långtjärn trail runs along the foot of Björnberget, past Långtjärnen and through three area of nature conservation burnings.
The nature trail on Sakrisberget is 2 km long and runs through old pine forest with traces of fires from ancient times.
The children's path on Sakrisberget is 600 meters long.
Other nice paths are the Sörgraninge path, the splayed trail along Bjursjömyren, the path Bjursjö and the path Lillspång.
How to get here
Sörgraninge lies in south-eastern Ångermanland, south of Graninge Lake, beside road 331, which runs between Graninge and Bergeforsen.
With a gps: 62.971 -17.167
Here are two maps covering Sörgraninge conservation park