On Friday 20 April 2018, The Crown Princess carried out her sixth walk through the provinces of Sweden, this time in Närke. The walk took place in the Sörön Nature Reserve. Afterwards, The Crown Princess cycled from Kävesta folk high school to Närkeslätten’s highest point – Kvarntorpshögen.
The Crown Princess’s sixth province walk began in the Sörön Nature Reserve. During the morning, The Crown Princess walked the roughly 6 kilometres from Sörön to Öby hill.
During the walk, The Crown Princess met Närke residents who were involved in bird ringing. At Öby hill, The Crown Princess was also given information about snakes in the area that have recently emerged from hibernation.
In the afternoon, The Crown Princess cycled from Kävesta folk high school to Närkeslätten’s highest point – Kvarntorpshögen.
The Crown Princess’s day in Närke ended with a climb up the 427 steps to the top of Kvarntorpshögen.
Province animal: dormouse
Province flower: cowslip
Population (approx.): 210,000
Närke borders on Västergötland and Östergötland to the south, Södermanland to the east, Västmanland to the north and Värmland to the west.
In September 2017, The Crown Princess began a series of walks through the provinces of Sweden. The walks through the 25 provinces of Sweden will be carried out over the coming years.
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.
So far, the following walks have been carried out: