Tofta is an easily accessible nature reserve with good opportunities for walking, swimming, fishing, just a short stroll from Tofta Manor.
Those interested in nature will find that Tofta nature reserve offers diverse and easy walking paths across flowering meadows and bare cliffs.
From the cliffs, or neighbouring islands, you can enjoy a swim or simply the ocean views.
Tofta is a coastal landscape with remains from the Bronze Age. The remains are located on a mountain ridge between Kråkerösund and Myggstaviken.
The nature reserve is characterised by treeless heaths, but grazing paddocks can be found where the mountain protects the land. You can find botanical treasures such as marsh orchid, small lousewort and adder’s tongue. Strawberry clover grows on grazed beach meadows. Different types of stonecrop and thrift are found in cervices and mountainous terrain. In August, the purple red of the heather covers the rocky terrain.
Myggstaviken south of the reserved is renowned for its rich birdlife and several species of dabbling ducks and other birds breed in Tofta inlet.
About Tofta Nature reserve
- Established: 1980
- Area: 635 hectares
- Land manager: Västkuststiftelsen
Hike in the Tofta Herrgård surroundings
Here on the Tofta peninsula, we can offer hiking trails by the sea, through forests and across meadows.Tofta nature reserve offers varied and easy walks across flowering meadows and bare cliffs by the sea. There are several lookout points with benches and tables along the hiking trails – in other spots, nature offers its own seating areas.
There are opportunities for everything from easy walks on gravel roads and horse-riding trails to slightly more difficult trails along the cliffs at the outermost tip of the Tofta peninsula.
Here are some suggestions from us:
- Red trail – Around the Tofta peninsula nature reserve (not marked). 4.5 km. Along the Tofta Nature Reserve coastline. Parts of the nature reserve paths can be wet.
- Green trail – Around the Manor (not marked). 4.2 km. Gravel and sealed roads. Short section of horse-riding trail that can get muddy in wet weather.
- Blue trail - Forest trail (MARKED with blue markings). 650 m. Follow the blue markings through the forest and along the mountain ridge across the nature reserve.
Hiking package at Tofta
We offer a hiking package for those who want to combine manor life, great food and hiking in beautiful nature. We will pack you a backpack with afternoon “fika” (that’s Swedish for coffee and a bite to eat) and a map of the hiking trails here at Tofta. We are happy to help you with tips and advice!