You walk through woodland and across coastal meadows on small
paths, with windswept bushes and stones in abundance.
At Hovs Hallar, the Hallandsåsen ridge meets the sea. It is made
of red-ish gneiss with amphibolite embedded in it, which was
created when the magma forced its way up through the bedrock. The
water has shaped the rock and you pass stacks and caves.
The coastal meadows extend out to the west of Hovs Hallar. They
have been grazed for a long, long time and a very special flora and
fauna has developed.
Sometime you pass over areas of shingle with obvious banks from
the ancient sea; Litorine Sea.
At Sänkudde you walk past Lake Ilasjön. There are interesting
plants by the pool such as the insect trapping common butterwort
and on spring evenings you can hear the loud warbling sound of the
North of the golf course there is one of the most botanically
interesting sites on Bjäre. There are rare sedges and flowers
growing here, including the red flowering variety of waterlily.
From the top of Hovs Hallar you can look down on the area of
shingle called Smygeslätt where the remains of posts from an old
fishing village can be seen. West of the restaurant you walk past
large boulders with bowl-shaped hollows.
It was common for ships to run aground along the coast here. The
local villagers took away all the bolts and let the sea divide up
what was left, after which an auction was held on the beach. After
a while a wreck company was formed at Segeltorpsstranden. They took
care of the wrecks, towed them to Segeltorp and auctioned out the
New ships were also built here. Between 1829 and 1848 ships were
built south of Sänkudde. The large boulders Stora and Lilla
Ringasten, where the boats were moored can be seen in the
The coastal meadows were the common grazing land for the village.
Heifers, sheep and geese were grazed. The villagers were allowed to
collect as much seaweed as they liked and take it home to use as
fertiliser for the poor soils.
The footpath soon turns in between Gröthögarna, eight burial
cairns in a row. This is an unusual constellation in Skåne.