Along this section, you walk past small, idyllic coastal
villages, through flat pastures where there is lots of livestock
Coastal roads take you into the fishing village of Torekov. In the
centre you can find a small park with a gnarly and rare tree; st
lucie cherry. The species is a member of the rose family. Just west
of the harbour there is a dark ribbon melted into the red-ish
bedrock. This is magma which has forced its way up and created a
seam of diabase.
By the shore you can catch crabs and from the harbour at Torekov,
there are trips out to the beautiful island of Hallands
The route to the south along the coast of Bjäre takes you across
juniper pastures where nutrient poor grassland is mixed up with
rich meadows. Suddenly wet patches and pools appear where you can
find the most numbers of rarities. The adjacent sea is also
valuable and harbour seals, porpoises and sometimes also grey seals
visit the area.
The bird life is rich with different ducks, gulls and waders.
Sometimes Atlantic birds such as northern gannet and black legged
kittiwake are blown in. The islands of Inre and Yttre Grytskär are
worth an extra special look for example for black guillemot.
Torekov is synonymous with a genuine fishing environment and you
walk past buildings from the 1800s and fishing sheds. The sea
captain's old bathing house can be found by the harbour. People
made their living from fishing and shipping, but farming and brick
production were also important industries.
The old medieval church, today a park, was dedicated to St Thora
and by the beach you walk past the large boulder called St Thora's
stone. The young maiden, named Thora, was the daughter of a Danish
king and she floated ashore here.
The ancient monuments along the coast of Bjäre are numerous.
Dagshög is one of the almost one thousand burial mounds, and the
largest with a diameter of 42 metres.
The pastures were the common grazing land for the villagers
(out-fields). Seaweed that floated ashore was important fertiliser
for the fields and stone was quarried in several places. Dagshög
quarry is the more obvious one along this section. Between 1904 and
1914 stone was shipped to Denmark from here.
Today there is no visible trace of one of Bjäre's most important
harbours, Grytehamn. Large quantities of wood and timber were
shipped from here to Copenhagen.