Notteryd is situated near Växjö city and is important for the locals when it comes to recreation and outdoor life. In the area, you can find among many other things, the hill fort Gripeberg.
The area has a rich cultural history. For example, here you can find the only hill fort in the county. It was built already during the bronze age, and modern archeological excavations show that it might have been used as a fenced in grave- och cultarea. The nature reserve have high natural values with its open grasslands and forests with old and moulded trees. The area has historically been used as a military training area, which has left the forests untouched by modern forestry. The military's impact on the forest has also left it sparse and light. The storms during the last years has windthrown a lot of trees, mostly fir trees.