Along this section you follow footpaths and roads on the
southern slope and top of the Hallandsåsen ridge. You go through
Hålehall recreation area with ravines and very wet areas. Walk on
along forestry roads through plantations and a tarmac road to the
top of the ridge.
At Hulrugered you pass pastures and a grazed juniper pasture.
Pastures such as this were created when the animals grazed hard and
the nutrients were stripped from the soil. On bare patches, juniper
seeds germinated and the animals then browsed the junipers so that
they did not take over.
You come across several well-preserved remains from crofts along
the path through the Hålehall recreation area. Some of them have
A large part of this section follows Kungsvägen, the old highway
over the ridge. The road is called Postridarens Väg (The Post
Rider's road) and at Simontorp you walk past the stone called
Postrånarstenen (The Post Robber's stone).It was here that the post
rider for the Norwegian postal service was robbed of 1680 riksdaler
(old Swedish money) and killed.
Just to the north, you pass over the stream called Käglebäcken,
which was the border between Denmark and Sweden between 1645 and
1658. It is said that Queen Kristina jumped over the stream and
shouted "At last I am free and out of Sweden, to where I hope never
to return". This was in 1654 and Kristina had just abdicated.
All of the farms, woodlands and stone walls in the area and within
firing distance of the road were raised to the ground in the 1670s.
The Swedish king wanted to get rid of the troop of pro-Danish
partisans that caused lots of problems and that had made camp on
the top of the ridge.