Rania

I’ve spent most of my childhood years in the southern parts of Sweden, but as a kid my interest in nature was not what it is today. Thus I was met with quite the challenge during my stay in Borås, when I was to find a nice spot for a small outing with my friends.

I decided to see what nature reserves and parks where listed in the city of Borås own website, and that’s how I found Vänga Mosse nature reserve. It sounded like a nice spot and the photos on Google Maps further sparked my interest. It also seemed like the perfect spot to bring my friends since they have a small child, and they had to be able to easily walk with a stroller.

The nature reserve was founded in 2010 and is about 238 hectare, it has a marked hiking trail that is 2.3km long and 1.8km of it have really wide footbridges since that part of the trail is disabled-accessible which I think is so good! It’s important that nature is accessible to all of us, no matter what.

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

There is a parking lot with a trashcan, some roofed benches and a map showing the area and the different hikes. You can also go there by bus, either to Solgärdet or Vänga kyrka.

The hike starts in a forested area but it doesn’t take long until your out in an open, bog-like field.

There was a big watch tower where I think a lot of people come to see the cranes in spring, I imagine there are loads of them then – we only spotted one and heard a few more. The crane is actually the official animal of Västergötland.

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Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Everything was ridiculously lush and green – so beautiful! I love seeing nature so strong and full of life.

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

This bridge had a pretty interesting shape to it and we all took a lot of photos of it for a while, even though we had to hurry since it was sunny one minute and raining hard the next. I do love the dramatic skies the weather gave us though.

And I’m pretty grateful that my new backpack is waterproof!

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Shout-out to Jenny for helping me snap a few photos of myself since I did not bring a tripod along!

Vänga Mosse nature reserve | Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.comKvinnliga äventyrare Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Daniella Chanelle

    15 June, 2017

    jag kommenterar aldrig här, men älskar varenda bild <3

    • Reply

      Northbound Journeys

      19 June, 2017

      Åh tack Daniella! <3 Kommentera mera :D

  2. Reply

    Wilda

    16 June, 2017

    Otroligt vilken vacker plats och så fint du har fångat den. Vilka smultronställen det finns i Sverige ändå!

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      Northbound Journeys

      19 June, 2017

      Visst är det? Oerhört fin plats, den hade so annorlunda natur på något sätt med våtmarkerna och de höga tallarna. Oja det finns oerhört mycket vackra platser i Sverige – det känns som ett spännande mål och utmaning att fortsätta hitta och upptäcka dem :D

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    Christine - 29°

    20 June, 2017

    Vilken mysig plats och härliga bilder. Och den där vattentäta ryggsäcken såg inte dum ut den heller. :)

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