Gö naturreservat is situated in the southern Swedish county of Blekinge. It is one of our favourite places to spend a few hours or a whole day, whatever the season. We have been wild camping, cooked outdoors on some of the fire pits and baked cinnamon bread, hunted for geocaches, paddled in its shallows, and climbed up several of its trees. Gö is one of nature’s playgrounds at its best, and there are so many different types of outdoor adventures to be had there for both young and old.
Gö indulges the senses due to the variety of environments it has all in one area. This is not uncommon here in Sweden. You often find heavy woodland bordering on the water, but there is that something a little bit special about Gö. It may be the fact that it has lovely sandy coves with crystal clear water in, that really contrast with the dense woodlands. There is adventure to be had in all seasons. Hiking in every season through the woodlands is so beautiful, with all the smells of the forest being so strong as well. While hiking along the trails through Gö naturreservat you stumble across old iron age burial grounds, adding a historical element to your trip. There are about 4 fire pits dotted around Gö naturreservat, so whether hiking or relaxing in a cove, you can add cooking on a campfire to your day out.
In the summer we have watched the sunset from the beach, a perfect place to view it while the campfire was burning and the children were playing. There is lots of room (and a few basic toilets dotted around) if you fancy camping overnight to make the most of the peace and tranquillity this place offers. During the Swedish summer months, it is the perfect place to while away a summer’s day relaxing on the sandy beach while the children play in the crystal clear water. It is shallow for a long way too, making it easier for young children to enjoy. If they have their nets and buckets, there is lots to be seen with a little “pond” dipping as the marine life is rich. Just don’t forget to return it back to the waters after having a little look 🙂 If you are lucky you will see land based life as well. Our trio are a little noisy so we do not often get the chance, but when we camped there we heard a lot during the night including a young deer calling for its mother.
Gö naturreservat really is an oasis of calm, tranquillity, and beauty. You can not help but feel restored after being there (even with three children in tow!!). Definitely a place to enjoy the concept of allemansrätten, but make sure you do it responsibly! Click on the link to find out all about it, and how to enjoy the concept responsibly 🙂