Large parts of this section follow small roads through a
landscape rich in woodlands, mires and lakes. The camp site at
Hårsjö is surrounded by dense woodland without even a glimpse of
The footpath leads you past Tidemanstorp lined with planted
woodland and ditches. To the south, the mire of Fäjemyr extends out
and plants such as bottle sedge, bog asphodel and common cotton
grass grow on the mire.
At Änglarp you have a clear view over hills, plateaux and flat
gravel areas. These were formed at the mouth of the rivers from the
melting ice thousands of years ago. These glaciofluvial sediments
are unusually clear to see.
Forestry tracks and roads lead you to one of the cleanest fishing
waters in Skåne; Lake Värsjön. It contains noble crayfish and rare
algae and aquatic plants. By the lake you can also see black
throated divers and ospreys fishing.
The last stretch takes you into Lärkesholm recreation area. To the
east you walk through spruce plantations but when you get nearer to
the heart of the site and Lake Lärkesholmssjön you find lovely
broadleaved woodland. From the campsite you have a view over the
valuable lake, rich in fish, dragonflies, damselflies and
Along this section you walk from the village of Hårsjö, largely
owned by the Hovdala estate, past an area with lots of crofts, to
the Lärkesholm estate.
East of Hårsjö you walk past the remains of Kristen's Mill. Here
there was a flour mill, sawmill and power station driven by the
stream. Note the now dry channel by the rock face.
The traditional croft at Tidemanstorp is typical of the area;
built of wood, unpainted and with small windows. The croft is
looked after by a local history society.
To the west, you walk past several ruins of the homes where very
poor crofters lived. Augusta's croft had such large gaps in the
walls that both hens and hedgehogs could walk in and out without a
problem. By the side of Augusta's you can find the croft's
Closer to Lärkesholm you come across several ruined crofts
associated with the estate and banks from fish cultivation. Here
there were some fifty ponds with carp and an oven which warmed the
water. Linnaeus described the landowner as a "incomparable genius"