Össeby Church Ruin

Össeby Church Ruin

Össeby Church Ruin Össeby kyrkoruin - Össeby Church Ruin - DJI F450 with 3 axis gimbal and GoPro Hero 3+ Össebygarns Kyrka & Församlingshem, Brottby, Sweden Össeby Church Ruin located about 30km outside Stockholm Örsta has one of the largest Bronze Age rock carvings in the country. Depicting two ships, it is over 3.65 metres long. Above the ships, two horses pull a four-wheeled carriage. Rock carvings are often found in this kind of location, in the centre of a large Bronze Age settlement. From Örsta and Angarnssjöängen, the Roslagsleden trail carries on up to the sports centre Össeby IP, which offers showers and an opportunity to fill up with fresh water. Check in advance that it’s open just to be sure. Stora Karby Gård became a manor in the 17th century and later an inn. Wings in the Carolean style were added to the building in the early 19th century. Brottby has a supermarket, petrol stations, a library and a restaurant. Several bus routes serve Brottby, which also has a large car park for commuters, so it’s an ideal place to start or end a walk along the Roslagsleden trail. Crossing over the E18 and the car park, you come to the 19th-century Kvarnstugan building. On the hill above stands a windmill from the 1870s, a post mill, where the whole building could be rotated until the wind caught the sails. Össeby rural heritage association organises activities and serves coffee in Kvarnstugan. A few hundred metres from the trail, up by Brottby Gård, lies Össeby church ruin, the remains of Vallentuna’s ninth medieval parish church. The church was built in the late Middle Ages, probably towards the end of the 15th century. It remained in use until 1838, when the parishes of Össeby and Garn were merged. Today the church ruin is used chiefly for summer services and weddings. On the bridge at Brottby, Roslagsleden crosses Långhundraleden, the Vikings’ old waterway between Uppsala and the Baltic Sea. Today, it is one of Uppland’s most beautiful and longest canoeing routes, dotted with sights and organised picnic and camping spots. South of the bridge is Garnsviken and further south Åkers canal in Österåker, which links Långhundraleden with Trälhavet and the Baltic Sea. To the north lies Vada, with its large burial mounds for ancient chieftains, and Brotorp, with its runestone and picnic spot. Ruins and remains, burial sites and runestones bear witness to the importance of the waterway through the ages. On the other side of Långhundraleden lies Össeby-Garn, a lovely little village with a medieval church and Vallentuna school museum – open during the summer. After Brottby, Roslagsleden passes through wild and untouched terrain and turns up towards the expansive Römossen marsh, known for its unique vegetation. At Ådalen, north of the little bridge on the left, a runestone stands next to the field.This stone was ploughed up in 2002. Vallentuna has more runestones than almost any other municipality in the world, with nearly 150 known examples.

 

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