Section: 19 Vejbystrand - Hålehall

You walk along small roads across the plains of the Bjärehalvön peninsula and a path up the steep slopes of the ridge. Visit an exhibition about a tunnel or a grand flax drying cottage. See flocks of birds and a rich beech woodland.

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You walk along small roads across the plains of the Bjärehalvön peninsula and a path up the steep slopes of the ridge. Visit an exhibition about a tunnel or a grand flax drying cottage. See flocks of birds and a rich beech woodland.

Nature

Here you walk via Vejbystrand, a hot spot for bird watching. Look along the shore and out to the islands of Inre and Yttre Grytskär. There are lots of sea birds and resting wading birds here. In the winter you can see cormorants, purple sandpipers and unusual larks.
Along small roads, you pass the flat plains with good views. Closer to Förslöv the route is of a more natural character and you follow paths through a grazed woodland. Just to the north you start the climb up the southern slope of the Hallandsåsen ridge. A wide path winds its way up the beech woodland covered slope.
The end of the section, at Hålehall is a popular recreation area. Here there is valuable beech woodland on acid soils, ravines and woodland plants such as Gagea spathacea and baneberry.

Cultural History

Vejbystrand is a fishing village that became a bathing and spa resort and in 1903 the first seaside sanatorium was built here. You can catch a glimpse of the sanatorium buildings within the bushes and learn more about it in the local museum.
Northwest of Förslöv, there is an exhibition where you can dig into the history of the tunnel through the Hallandsåsen ridge.
In the grazed woodland at Flickebäck you can see several clearance cairns and small earth banks. These were created when the land was cultivated. You can take a diversion from the Trail here and visit the restored flax processing cottages at Förslöv. Here flax was dried and broken to make linen cloth.

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