Section: 15 Brammarp - Båstad

Footpaths and boardwalks take you through pastures and wetlands. Along winding roads you can see to the horizon. The landscape tells of the high points of the Bronze Age and the impoverishment of the 19th Century.

Open views between Brammarp and Korröd<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtPhoto: Jenny Brandt<br />
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Footpaths and boardwalks take you through pastures and wetlands. Along winding roads you can see to the horizon. The landscape tells of the high points of the Bronze Age and the impoverishment of the 19th Century.

Nature

This section follows footpaths through woodlands and pastures, a boardwalk across Älemosse wetland and small asphalt roads on the top of the Hallandsåsen ridge. There are stiles to climb over in the pastures. Remember to keep your distance from the grazing animals.
Walking over the wetland and adjacent pastures is refreshing. Cross-leaved heath, bog myrtle and the small but surprising plants round-leaved sundew and long-leaved sundew grow here. They attract insects with droplets on their leaves and then extract the nutrients from the insects. Älemossen is renowned for the displaying black grouse.
Lya Fälad is a large heathland and a small remnant of how the ridge looked a hundred years ago. Heather, juniper, bilberry and cowberry grow on the nutrient poor soils. Just nearby, there is an old hay meadow with many rare flowers, such as globe flower and several orchids.
The northern part of the section provides a lovely view across the landscape and Laholmsbukten. The walk finishes with a steep slope down to the camp site and Båstad.

Cultural History

At Örlid you pass over the old Kungsvägen or highway. Long ago, this used to be a tough passage with exhausting hills in the hinterland between Denmark and Sweden. In 1676 a pro-Danish partisan troop made camp up on the top of the hill. They snatched important letters and generally made a nuisance of themselves. By order of the King everything that was within firing range of the road was destroyed; farms, stone walls and woodland. 
At Älemossen wetland you walk past ruins of crofts and peat stores. The peat was cut, divided into pieces, dried and then stored in the barns.
At Ledtorpet there are large boulders with bowl-shaped hollows or elf mills, as they have also been called. These are some of the most common type of rock carvings.
On the hill by the road there is a flax drying house where the flax was dried before being spun. By breaking, beating and hackling, beautiful soft curls were created which were then spun and woven to make linen cloth.

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