Is there water along the Trail? Can I pitch my tent wherever I want? Why is there no wood at the camp site? Can I cycle along the Skåneleden Trail? Here you can find the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.
Is there water available along
Water is available from many places along the Trail; from natural
springs, but also from separate pumps. Sometimes private
individuals have allowed us to connect up a tap for walkers. The
sites where water is available and which are marked on the printed
Skåneleden Trail maps are all being tested to ensure that the water
quality is good. Occasionally the tests, which are undertaken by
the respective district council, highlight that the water should be
boiled before drinking. Information regarding this will be clearly
displayed on site.
The water quality often deteriorates as the walking season
progresses. One reason for this is that washing up water from the
pots and pans runs down into the well and pollutes it. It is worth
considering doing your washing up some distance away from where you
take water. Water is available during the frost-free period of the
year. When the temperatures begin to drop, the majority of the
places for taking water are closed to avoid damage as a consequence
Can I go cycling and horse riding
along the Skåneleden Trail?
The Skåneleden Trail is a walking trail, not a cycling or horse
riding trail. The Trail is based on agreements with landowners in
relation to walkers. Horse riding and cycling are therefore not
recommended along the Skåneleden Trail when it follows natural
footpaths in the countryside. The risk for increased erosion and
conflicts between different visitor groups must also be considered.
Cycling is however allowed when the Trail runs along roads.
How difficult is the section that I
would like to walk?
All of the sections of the Skåneleden Trail are rated
according to the following system:
Green: Level terrain with a firm surface, the whole section is
accessible for wheelchairs.
Blue: Varied terrain, more than 50 % of the section is on asphalt
or gravel roads.
Red: Varied terrain, more than 50 % of the section follows
Black: Hilly terrain, steep sections along footpaths occur on
The rating for each section can be found under the respective
trail on our website. For those of you in a wheelchair, there are
many alternatives for getting out into the countryside in the
recreation areas managed by the Skåne Landscape Foundation.
For more information: www.skanskalandskap.se
What facilities are there at the
camp sites associated with the Skåneleden Trail?
Normally there is a shelter, a compost toilet, a place to light a
fire, wood, a rubbish bin, water and an information board. Check
the current status for the section you are interested in under the
specific section on our website before you head off on your
Why is there no wood at some of the
Normally wood is available at all camp sites. Sometimes however,
the wood is stolen, which can be one of the reasons that there is
no wood. Other reasons can be related to the irregular usage and
the fact that some people use up a lot of wood. As a visitor, you
can therefore not assume that there will always be wood at the camp
site, just at that particular moment when you want to spend the
Can I count on there being enough
space in the shelter at the camp sites?
No. There is often only one shelter at the camp sites along the
Skåneleden Trail with space for 6-8 people. It is not possible to
book. We recommend that you take a tent with you, especially during
the peak season if you want to sleep outside.
Can I pitch my tent wherever I
You are allowed to camp for a night or two in the countryside
according to the Right of Public Access to the Countryside. If you
are camping in a large group with lots of tents, you must however
ask the land owner for permission. Be careful not to disturb the
land owner or damage the countryside. Choose a place to pitch your
tent which is not sensitive to damage, and not in use as a pasture,
arable field or plantation. You may not camp close to any houses.
Please note that wild camping often is restricted in national parks
and nature reservs!
Remember to take your rubbish with you. Dig a hole some distance
away from the Trail, water courses and campsites when you need to
go to the toilet and then cover it over. Use washing up liquid
which breaks down naturally and do not wash up close to any water
It is often possible to pitch your tent at the camp sites along
the Trail, close to a toilet, rubbish bin and drinking water.
Can I take my dog with me on my
A dog is good company on a walk. Remember however to follow the
guidelines from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency with
regard to keeping a dog on a lead in the period from 1st March to
20th August. This is to protect wildlife and their young. Even
during other periods of the year, dogs should be under such control
so that they do not chase wildlife. Show also consideration to
other visitors on the trail network; remember that many are afraid
of dogs. When passing through a grazed pasture, great care should
be taken. Cows and horses are often curious about dogs and
can come very close. Sometimes, especially if there are calves or
foals around, the curiosity can suddenly turn into more aggressive
behaviour. Keep your distance!
Can you walk along the Skåneleden
Trail in the hunting season?
From the 1st October, hunting is in full swing in the woodlands of
Skåne. Dogs are used when hunting for elk and roe deer. It is very
important, that as a guest on someone else's land, that you show
respect to the hunters and their working dogs. Never disturb a
hunting dog on a scent. Do not either try to take care of a hunting
dog - they find their own way home! The first few weeks of the
hunting season are the most intensive, but there are those who
continue hunting until the end of January. In order to avoid
disturbing hunting unnecessarily we recommend that you use only the
camp sites along the Trail. You can find these in the printed
Skåneleden Trail maps or under the section descriptions on our
website. Hunting does not present a danger for walkers along the
Skåneleden Trail as each hunter must be one hundred percent certain
that no person will be injured by a shot that has been fired.
Where can I buy the printed
Skåneleden Trail paper maps?
The Trail is described in five separate maps, one for each of the
different trails, at a scale of 1:50000. The maps are sold in the
Tourist Information Centres in Skåne and even in well-stocked
bookshops. You can also order the maps via our website.