This section takes you along small roads through the extensive
woodlands on the ridge. Stop and look out over the Näsumsdalen
valley. 80 million years ago, there was a bay here, in which the
dinosaur Scaniasaurus and the lizard-like Mosasaurus swam. Fossils
from these creatures have been found in the area.
The view to the east stretches out over red-painted houses and the
historic landscape of Drögsperyd.
North of Drögsperyd you follow footpaths over the stony slope of
the ridge. You pass by species rich beech woodland and small
The Trail leaves the ridge and you quickly come to the camp site
at Östafors (Östa rapids). As the name suggests, there are rapids
next to the shelter. The River Holjeån divides into two stretches
of rapids here, framed by rounded ridges and rich in species. Keep
an eye out for grey wagtail and kingfisher.
Just east of the camp site at Östafors you walk along a stretch
which is a cycle track; the Banvallleden Trail. This originates
from the railway line which passed here, between Sölvesborg and
Älmhult. It was primarily granite that was transported from the
quarry in Örkened.
There was once a whole industrial area and houses around the
rapids at Östafors. There was once a sawmill, a blacksmith, a
number of flour mills, a power station and a nail factory here.