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    The bird wetland and nature trail of Rummelö-Harrbåda are located on the shore of the Kaustarinlahti bay, just a few kilometres from the Kokkola city centre. The bird wetland covers an area of 236 hectares, and it is part of the Natura 2000 network in Finland. The bird nesting season (from 15 April to 31 July) must be considered while hiking in the area, and visitors must stick to the marked routes. In the summer, the area is used as a grazing pasture.

    Services

    The nature trail starts from the yard area of Youth Centre Villa Elba. Villa Elba operates also a café and offers accommodation services. Along the trail, visitors will find the two birdwatching towers of Harrbåda and Rummelö and a birdwatching platform. The birdwatching tower of Villa Elba is suited also to persons with disabilities. A trail (700 m) suitable for wheelchairs and strollers starts from the parking area of Villa Elba. There are information boards in the area with maps of the routes and destinations.

    Nature

    The area is characterised by shallow water areas, sludge shores, vast coastal meadows, reedbeds and lush deciduous forests. The different plant zones of coastal land uplift areas are well represented. The cape of Harrbåda is the northernmost visible part of an esker range that is over 200 kilometres long. The greatest environmental value of the area stems from its rich birdlife. The area is a popular resting area for migrating birds, especially for different waterfowl and wader species.

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    Access

    Kaanaanmaantie 24.

    The cape of Trullevi is situated on the northern side of the city. The trailhead on Kaananmaantie is near Roskaruka, and you can leave your car in Roskaruka parking area. The other starting points are at Punakalliot, Valkohieta, Trullevintie/Varvintie parking area and Trullevi fishing harbour.

    Cobble fields

    Trullevintie 593.

    Cobble fields and the ancient seashore is located on Trullevi hiking trail near Valkohieta parking area. Known as pirunpelto, “devil’s field”, these ancient cobble fields are the result of the accumulation of rock debris dislodged and moved by glaciers.

    TRULLEVI HIKING TRAIL AND COBBLE FIELDS (12.9 KM/DIRECTION)

    Difficult accessible trail – The sections between Punakallio and Rastimaja and from Valkohieta to Itähieta rest stop are accessible but challenging. When crossing Mastometsäntie road, you should watch out for a steep downhill section on the accessible trail which, when travelling from Trullevintie direction leads to a road used by cars. The trail has a long climb when travelling from Mastometsäntie towards Sienestäjäntie road.

    Medium difficulty trail – The section between Itähieta rest stop and Punakalliot is of medium difficulty. On this section, the trail is rocky and has tree roots. There are seats and picnic tables along the trail. On this trail you can familiarise yourself with signs of land uplift after the last Ice Age in nature. An ancient seashore shaped during the last Ice Age is located on Trullevi hiking trail. There is an accessible picnic table at this point. You will also find glaciated rocks and land uplift forests on the trail. The city provides firewood for the campfire sites of Punakallio and Valkohieta. There are virtual information points on this trail, which is used as a ski track in winter.

    Services

    The services in Trullevi include the Vasikkasaari campsite, the Rastimaja ski hut owned by the ski association Kokkolan Latu, and a fishing port with a birdwatching tower, campfire site, boat ramp and outhouse. Rastimaja and the Lappish kota hut next to it are open on weekends during the skiing season. There are two swimming beaches in the area with information boards, changing rooms, outhouses and waste management services. You will find a lean-to shelter at the Valkohieta beach and a campfire site on the Punakallio beach.

    Nature

    Trullevi is an approximately five-kilometre long, narrow cape that once rose from the sea. There are valuable nature sites in the area, such as an ancient shore stone field and coastal meadows and flads formed as a result of the land uplift. The coastal lake Nisulanpotti is a popular nesting area among the local birdlife. Trullevi is also home to many animal species such as seals, flying squirrels and hedgehogs.