On Thursday 26 October, The Crown Princess carried out her third walk through the provinces of Sweden in Östergötland. The walk passed through Tinnerö Oak Landscape.
The day was spent in Tinnerö, an undulating area of pastureland with a large number of ancient oaks. The area is also rich in ancient remains.
The walk began in the northwestern part of Lake Rosenkälla. The lake has been recreated after having been completely overgrown for more than a century. Today, it is surrounded by several birdwatching towers where horned grebes, little grebes and northern shovellers can all be seen.
Tinnerö Oak Landscape
Tinnerö Oak Landscape is almost 7 km² in size and is a varied agricultural landscape with meadows and pastureland featuring a wealth of flora and fauna, mainly linked to the ancient oaks. Here, there are traces of people who have lived and worked in the area throughout history, from the hunters and gatherers of the Stone Age to 17th century livestock farmers. For much of the 20th century, Tinnerö was used as a military training field. At the beginning of the 21st century, Linköping Municipality acquired the entire area and the Tinnerö Oak Landscape nature reserve was formed in 2006.
Province animal: Mute swan
Province flower: Cornflower
Inhabitants: Just over 450,000
Östergötland is a province in southeast Sweden. Östergötland is bordered by Småland to the south, Västergötland to the west across Vättern, Närke and Södermanland to the north and the Baltic Sea to the east. There are 50,000 known ancient remains in the province.
Princess Estelle is Duchess of Östergötland.
In autumn 2017, The Crown Princess began a series of walks through the provinces of Sweden. These walks began in Västergötland in September, and the second walk took place in Västerbotten in early October.
The Crown Princess aims to discover new parts of Sweden during different seasons, and to showcase the wonders of Swedish nature for all those who live and work here.
The walks will be carried out over the coming years.