Section 22 Vejbystrand - Ängelholm

Follow the promenade along the bay of Skälderviken and make the most of your companion; the sea. Here you can find both bathing and spa resorts, small harbours and impressive sand dunes. Visit artist’s workshops, a museum or take a trip upstream along the River Rönne å.

Skåneleden passes through Kronoskogen Recreation Area.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarWhy not cool down with a dip in the sea at Skepparkroken.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtCoastal views at Skepparkroken.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtKronoskogen Recreation Area.<br />
                                    Photo: Lisbeth Holmåker
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Follow the promenade along the bay of Skälderviken and make the most of your companion; the sea. Here you can find both bathing and spa resorts, small harbours and impressive sand dunes. Visit artist’s workshops, a museum or take a trip upstream along the River Rönne å.

Nature

Along this section you follow coastal promenades which provide easy walking. At Vejbystrand harbour there is a reef with a vibrating bird life to watch. Between Vejbystrand and Magnarp you walk across a heathland with thrift, japanese rose and thickets of juniper.
The walk through Skepparkroken provides a historical environment and in Skälderviken there is a marina with several hundred boats. Here you come across lovely picnic spots with views all the way to Kullaberg.
Walk further on and across the River Rönne å, which contains lots of salmon and trout, and take on the challenge of the sand dunes by the shore - Klitterna. Finally, you enter Kronoskogen recreation area. Here there are interesting sand dunes that have been transported here by the sea and the wind, but also military straight dunes that have been created with the help of hurdles which were meant to stop the movement of the drifting sand.
Closer to the sea you find heathland with windswept pines and bushes, inland there is coniferous woodland with creeping ladies tresses and lots of fungi. The most exclusive residents are the tawny pipit, a sand bee called Osmia martima and a beetle called Apalus bimaculatus.

Cultural History

Vejbystrand is a fishing village which became a spa resort and was the first location for a coastal sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis in Sweden.
On the hill just inland from the coast, there is a pearl necklace of Bronze Age burial mounds and by Utsiktsvägen you can visit Bökehögarna. There is also an excellent view from here.
The old road winds its way through Skepparkroken and you walk past old captain's houses and cottages. Kroken was part of the Ängeltofta estate and large quantities of grain and iron ploughs were shipped out from the harbour.
In Skälderviken you walk past the memorial for the man who built the harbour. Those who had boots were paid 60 öre/day, whilst those without got 50 öre. The cannon you see was previously stuck in the pier, the rear part was used for mooring boats.
Luntertun church ruin lies east of the River Rönne å. This was once a medieval town and marketplace for salmon and herring. Luntertun's successor is the town of Ängelholm.

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