The section starts by the station at Sölvesborg and leads you
out of the town and up towards Ryssberget. You walk along forestry
roads and stony footpaths through broadleaved woodland, past a view
over Listerlandet, and on towards Ryssbergsstugan cottage.
Shingle banks with rounded pebbles by the edge of the path
indicate where the shoreline of the Baltic Ice Lake was, 12 000
Ryssberget is a horst which rises up to 150 metres above sea
level. The counties of Skåne and Blekinge meet on the ridge, and
this is also the location of the largest beech woodland in
The walk continues upwards through spruce plantations along
forestry roads. Closer to Lake Grundsjön the countryside changes in
character and slopes with species rich beech woodland line the
Trail. Some of the areas are classified as woodland key
This section of the Skåneleden Trail is one of the oldest and
was established in the autumn of 1978.
Look to the east and keep an eye out for Gammalstorp Church. Up
until the beginning of the 1900s, it lay on an island in Lake
Vesan. Prior to this, there was a church dating from the 1100s and
even further back in time, there was a heathen cult site here. The
associated village was on the mainland. The level of Lake Vesan was
drained to create agricultural land.