You walk on footpaths alongside clear lakes through Lärkesholm
recreation area. You follow a ridge through beech woodland and, in
damper areas, plants such as yellow archangel and alternate-leaved
golden saxifrage grow.
You pass under the E4 motorway, come closer to urban areas and the
service station of Skåneporten. Then you follow Lake Hjelmsjön
where you can go fishing or swimming.
Along footpaths, boardwalks and across bridges, you walk through
the ravine along the meandering River Pinnån; sometimes with the
water rushing at your feet, sometimes on the ridge with a view over
the river. You go through pastures and "rainforest" with lots of
unusual plants such as the royal fern, great butterfly orchid and
the bramble species endemic to the area, Rubus nessensis ssp.
A leafy cycle track takes you up the hill of Lyckstaberg and to a
view, then on towards the centre and round the medieval church and
Along small roads you travel south to Grytåsa recreation area.
Here you walk over a pointy ridge with a view over Lake Flinkasjö,
which is becoming overgrown. Just a bit further on from the
crossroads, you can find one of the finest grazed woodlands in
Skåne called Möllers skog. A winding path takes you on over smaller
esters and along the edge of the stream called Flinkabäcken.
South of Lake Lärkesholmssjön there is a traditional rural
landscape which is unique in Skåne. Here there are hundreds of
clearance cairns, long, narrow small fields and terraces.
At the mouth of the River Pinnån, the remains of a settlement from
the Stone Age have been discovered. The surrounding area has been
used for hay cutting and grazing since then and the pasture you
walk through is a remnant from that time.
You pass mills with ponds, close to the old iron works and
Lyckstaberg where the fortress of Örknaliung was thought to have
stood, which was taken over and burned in 1316.
On the outskirts of the housing area at Vången you can find
Örkelljunga skansar defences. They were created at the order of
Field Marshall Gustaf Otto Stenbock whilst waiting for
reinforcements in 1657. Just to the west you can find the remains
of more fortifications.