Nittsjö-Karl Tövåsen - Cycle- and hiking trail
Sights along the way are Nittsjö Keramik (a local pottery), Trollskuru, Karl-Tövåsen (a summer pasture farm) and Amtjärnsbrottet (a limestone quarry).
Nittsjö Keramik was founded in 1843 as a pure brick mill, but as early as 1847 the manufacture of terracotta and tile stoves began. In 1895 the pottery burned, but was built up the following year. In 1917 a major investment in a more high-quality earthenware was initiated. In 1924, the first ceramic designer, Erik Mornils, was employed at the factory. In 1933, the Rättvik-born artist Jerk Werkmäster was tied to the factory. The factory is open daily during the summer. You are welcome to look in and see the craftsmen at work and you can also shop in the store.
Trollskuru is a deep valley north of Vikarbyn. The valley was formed by an ice river at the border between granite and limestone. Today, an old forest grows in the valley.
Karl-Tövåsen is a pasture farm that is open to visitors during the summer. There are various animals on the farm, such as cows, goats, chickens and more.
Amtjärnsbrottet has fossils that are approximately 400-500 million years old.
Length: 16 km
Time required to hike the trail: 3-5 h
Time required to cycle the trail: 1-2 h
Difficulty: Sometimes steep uphill
Start-end: Nittsjö Keramik
Description: Mainly gravel roads. Trail for approx. 3 km with some stones. Mountainbike is to recommend.
Trollskuru, is a long deep valley north of Vikarbyn. An older spruce forest grows in the valley and in the middle there is a cliff of orthoceratite limestone and much fossil.
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