Section: 21 Ängelsbäcksstrand - Båstad

This section takes you right across the Bjärehalvön peninsula. Across the woodland covered ridge and the open slopes with good views. Grevie’s lovely hills, a rushing waterfall and somewhere for the infirm.

Photo: Jenny Brandt<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny Brandt<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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This section takes you right across the Bjärehalvön peninsula. Across the woodland covered ridge and the open slopes with good views. Grevie’s lovely hills, a rushing waterfall and somewhere for the infirm.

Nature

From coast to coast you walk along the winding roads of Bjäre and the footpath network in the Grevie hills. From the flat coastal area and uphill onto the hilly terrain of the ridge.
The Hallandsås ridge is an 80 million year old horst made of bedrock. On the slopes you walk over the Grevies Backar; eskers that were laid down 14 000 years ago. The hills are grazed and you need to climb over several stiles. There are lots of pasque flowers and butterflies here.
At you walk uphill, the open view is gradually replaced with broadleaved woodland and at Axelstorp there is a species rich beech woodland and a ravine by your side. The slope down to Sinarpsdalen is steep and the water throws itself down several waterfalls.
A winding road takes you down the northern slope of the ridge. Lyabäcken stream runs at the bottom of the valley with even more interesting broadleaved woodland. On the opposite side of the railway there is a classic site for botanists, where lesser celandine, bush vetch and dog's mercury grow.

Cultural History

Grevies Backar (hills) have long been used for grazing for the village livestock. To the south there is a funnel shaped drove road which led the animals out to pasture. If you look carefully you can also see the remains of small fields and graves from the Bronze and Iron Ages.
At Lyngebjärsknall you walk past a shaft which was created in connection with the building of the railway tunnel through the Hallandsåsen ridge. On the opposite side of the road you can see the remains of Axelstorp  "out-fields"; a heathland with hawthorn and beautiful traditional wooden fences.
East of Axelstorp there is steep drop off and by your side there is the classic "suicidal precipice". This is where the old and infirm were said to have met their fate. 

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