Here you walk along the shore of Lake Lärkesholmsjön and through
beech woodland rich in fungi. You pass the E4 motorway via a tunnel
and you walk along wide paths around Lake Åstorpssjön. The route
takes you through damp broadleaved woodlands.
You quickly come on to the Hallandsåsen ridge, but first look out
for the rock wall on the outskirts of Åsljunga. Water constantly
trickles over the rock face and unusual lichens thrive. A footpath
takes you up the steep slope to the look-out point and the running
track at Åsljungagården.
After a stretch of road past farms and open pastures you are faced
with a couple of kilometres of walking along boardwalks. The plants
on the bog live off the precipitation that falls and their
surroundings are barren. Plants such as common cotton grass,
bogbean and bog asphodel grow here. Sometimes black grouse and
capercaillie display here.
The Lärkesholm estate has an exciting history. One of the
owners, who still has an impact today is Anders von Reiser who
lived in the 1700s. He left his fortune for a school, a library and
for poor people and this has provided the basis for the current
One of Skåne's largest and most well preserved fossil field areas
lies just south of the lake. Vangamöllan, the estate mill with
associated pond is situated by the adjacent water course.
On the road to Lake Åsljungasjön you pass the old Kungsvägen
(King's highway) and just adjacent the "deceitful" hills. Gangs of
robbers waited here to take advantage of exhausted
Close by you can find a milestone with the inscription ½ M (Half a
Swedish Mile, which was equivalent to approximately 10 km). These
milestones were put up when the state was responsible for providing
transport and accommodation for all travellers. Every twenty
kilometres there should be an inn where people and horses could
rest and eat.