Civilisation feels a long way off along this section. You stride
out into extensive woodland and wetlands, follow forestry roads and
stretches of boardwalk. If you are quiet you have a chance of
seeing elk, capercaillie and black grouse.
North west of Koarp, you enter in to the valley of Musikedalen
which has been difficult to access for people and has thus been
allowed to develop undisturbed. There valley contains lots of
decaying tree trunks, which are attractive to sensitive lichens,
fungi and beetles.
A little way from the Trail you reach the wetlands of
Djurholmamossen, Åstarpemosse and Pennebo with its permanent
springs. Djurholmamossen is unique for Skåne and is a part of a
recreation area. Åstarpemosse is considered to be one of the most
valuable wetlands in the country.
At Högalteknall you pass the highest point in Halland at 226
metres above sea level.
Around Ekered you walk past an interesting landscape. Large trees
with wide crowns and decaying wood within. The hollows that are
formed are important for creepy crawlies and birds. The flower rich
meadow of Ekered can be found a short distance away. If you come in
the early summer, the meadow sparkles with yellow globe flowers and
heath spotted orchids.
The area around Ekered contains lots of evidence of human
activities. Dating from the early middle ages you can find long,
narrow strip fields with parallel stone walls. There are also fine
ruins from the three farms that were abandoned in the 1940s here.
The arable fields and meadows (called in-fields) surrounded the
village; Ekered Nature Reserve is one of these meadows. You can see
the evidence of the arable fields associated with the village in
the spruce woodland, where there are piles of stones still
Drove roads and parallel stone walls, show where the animals were
led past the cultivated areas to the pastures on the "out-fields"
rich in woodlands.