Located in North Satakunta, Hämeenkangas is a ridge which is slightly over 20km long and which belongs to the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark area. Over the centuries, human activities have shaped the forests of Hämeenkangas in quite dramatic ways. Around one hundred years ago, parts of the forest had been totally destroyed, and the area had become a sandy desert. These desertified areas have since become reforested again, partly through natural processes and partly through human intervention.
During the hiking excursion, the guide describes and explains the area’s geology, cultural history, forest use and ownership over the centuries, as well as the ecology of dry heath forests. You will be surprised to discover the uniqueness and diversity of the history of the Hämeenkangas forests. Hämeenkangas is one of the natural attractions in the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark area.