You walk through a sparsely populated area along this section.
Gravel roads provide easy walking covered at a fast pace, but along
stony paths and up steep slopes, the lactic acid stings in your
legs. There is the odd stretch where you walk on boardwalks and
through pastures with grazing animals.
You walk up onto the Hallandsåsen ridge. The ridge shot up in
height in connection with a powerful collision between Europe and
Africa around 80 million years ago. At that time Skåne was covered
in a shallow sea and the sea bed was shaken by earthquakes.
The mouth of the cave called Snibe Stuga has collapsed, but inside
there is a three metre high cavity. In a text from the 1700s, it
was described that the cave was large enough to house 20-30 people.
It was probably created at the end of the last ice age. The melt
waters seeped down into the cold bedrock, re-froze and cracked the
When you have walked past the cave and the steep slopes, heathland
with a view and huge quantities of cowberry await you.
On the southern slopes of the Hallandsåsen ridge there are several
deep ravines. The most impressive is Trollehallar with the much
talked-about hidden stables of the pro-Danish partisans. At
Stavershult nearby there are eskers, hills and terraces created by
melt-water rivers formed when the glaciers melted.
At Koarp the Skåneleden Trail merges with the Hallandsleden
At the wetland called Store Ömosse, peat was harvested for fuel
and bedding for animals. You can see long, narrow channels
(turbaries) and the remaining peat banks when you walk across the
At Björsåsa-Bälinge Nature Reserve, you can see how a large part
of the ridge once looked. There were only scattered trees, grazing
animals and the heather cover was extensive. To keep the heather
growth fresh and tasty, the ground was burned at regular
The cave called Snibe Stuga was said to have been home to a female
giant and more recently a soldier during the war in Skåne.
Adjacent to the Trail, on the border between Skåne and Halland,
there is a huge boulder called Bockasten. It was once an important
boundary marker between Denmark and Sweden.