On Friday 13 April, The Crown Princess carried out her fifth walk through the provinces of Sweden in Blekinge. The walk took place in the nature area near Ronneby.
The day began with a visit to Hulta Preschool, where The Crown Princess met pupils and staff, and found out how the preschool is based on environmental and sustainability aspects.
The preschool is based on a 'cradle-to-cradle' concept, which involves social and product development having much to gain from being like ecological systems where energy and materials are used efficiently and cyclically, instead of being consumed and generating waste.
After the visit to Hulta Preschool, the walk began on Ronneby Square. The walk then followed the River Ronneby down to the Old Source at Ronneby Brunnspark.
After lunch, the walk continued through the Södra Brunnskogen Nature Reserve, where The Crown Princess learnt about Lake Trollsjön and met members from Ronneby Orienteering Club, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish Outdoor Association.
Ronneby's mineral spring
Ronneby's mineral spring dates back to 1705, and was Sweden's most visited curative spa in the late 1870s. Blekinge has a long tradition of natural experiences close to its towns, and Ronneby has long been a centre for leisure activities and a historic spa town.
Province animal: Lucanus cervus stag beetle
Province flower: Oak and mullein
Inhabitants: Just over 160,000
Blekinge is bordered by Småland to the north, Skåne to the west and the Baltic Sea to the south.
Princess Adrienne is Duchess of Blekinge.
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: