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
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
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.
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.