Nature reserve on the peninsula Gö
Gö Naturreservat is located near Millegarne, about 15 kilometers south of Ronneby. It covers the 500-hectare Gö peninsula and another 1,440 hectares of the surrounding sea area.
The nature reserve is almost completely wooded, consisting mostly of ash, elm, maple, linden and beech trees. The nature reserve Gö also has the largest connected oak forrest in Blekinge.
On the western side of the peninsula, in the transition to the headland Gökalv, is the natural beach Gökalv Badplats. If you follow the blue marked hiking trail in northern direction, you will reach after 1.5 kilometers a large burial ground from the Iron Age, which is located on the rocky plateau Nötanabben on the northern tip of the peninsula.
The beeches, with trees older than 120 years, as well as the many old and gnarled oaks, provide an ideal habitat for many and partly rare species of insects. The most prominent and largest insects are the numerous stag beetles. At the same time, the old trees offer an important territory for various bat species.
The maritime parts of the nature reserve are characterized by the soft and rocky seabed as well as areas which are more or less exposed to wind and waves. This results in an alternating maritime flora and fauna. The many small incisions and bays are important resting and breeding grounds for various bird species. In addition, seals and gray seals are frequently visiting the area.