Etapp 10: Vittsjö-Hårsjö

You pass Vittsjö and out into countryside rich in woodland and wetland. At Pjäcket you walk past lovely pastures and at the village of Hårsjö the Trail once again follows the ridge of an ice-age formation, the esker called Jären.

Enjoy hiking in the countryside. Combine hiking with some canoeing and fishing.<br />
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You pass Vittsjö and out into countryside rich in woodland and wetland. At Pjäcket you walk past lovely pastures and at the village of Hårsjö the Trail once again follows the ridge of an ice-age formation, the esker called Jären.

Nature

You leave the community of Vittsjö and walk out into countryside rich in woodland and wetland. At Pjäcket you walk past lovely pastures and at the village of Hårsjö the Trail once again follows the ridge of an ice-age formation, the esker called Jären.
At the village of Hårsjö you come to part of the Skåne route "SL2 North to south" and close by is a campsite in the dense forest; below is the overgrown Hårsjö lake.

Cultural History

Vittsjö was a spa resort with pensions and rest homes during the end of the 1800s. Previously it was the hinterland between Denmark and Sweden. Vittsjö fortress and memorial stones remind us of warring times and when King Gustav II Adolf fell through the ice.
You then walk south of the Vittsjö lake system and the fantastic site of Vittsjöborg. However you need a canoe or boat to reach this.
Along the top of the Hårsjöåsen ridge, you keep your feet dry whilst walking along the old highway. The location was suitable for attacks and it is said that a pro-Danish partisan group had their hideout here during the 1600s. Parts of Hårsjö are owned by the Hovdala Trust. The farmers put in hours building the castle while the  Ehrenborg gentry and their guests hunted in the forest.
You pass by many ruins along the trail, many of them marked with a croft number. Most were once crofts with vaulted earth cellars and flax driers.

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