Welcome to a vibrant nature reserve at the distant end of Munsö island, on Lake Mälaren. During the summer, Väsby hage exhibits a floral splendour unmatched by any other nature reserve in the county. Here, you can experience wildflower-rich meadows that have been managed since the 1700s using traditional methods. There are also magnificent oaks, forests and open pastures to roam.
The wide variety of wildflowers and older deciduous forests, in combination with the mild local climate, has created ideal conditions for many special insects. You can see the sun-loving black and red zygaenid moth flittering around the hay meadow in July and many unusual beetles make their homes in the old deciduous trees. For those interested in birds, keep an eye out for hawfinches and black woodpeckers, among other exciting species.
Along the shores of Lake Mälaren to the west, you'll find nice cliffs for sunning and swimming. There is a municipal swimming area located south of the reserve.
Section 2 of the Ekerö-Munsöleden trail passes through the reserve.
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Skyddat sedan: 1981
Storlek: 119 hektar varav land 102 hektar
Karaktär: ädellövskog, ängs- och betesmark, sjö
Övrigt: Natura 2000-område Väsby Hage SE0110112
By bus: Take a bus from Brommaplan to the Sjöängen bus stop, then walk north for about 1 km along a signposted gravel road. For current bus lines and timetables, see SL.se
By car: Drive from Brommaplan towards Drottningholm, Ekerö and Munsö. Turn right onto a narrow signposted road, just before the terminal for ferries towards Adelsö.
In order to protect the Väsby hage nature reserve, please respect the following rules.
Within the reserve, it is forbidden to:
- disturb wildlife (e.g. by deliberately being close to bird nests or by climbing nesting trees),
- destroy or damage permanent natural structures or surfaces,
- bring dogs or cats that are not on a leash,
- camp for more than two consecutive nights,
- operate motorised vehicles,
- make a fire.
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