The camp site at Östafors is surrounded by rushing rapids,
eskers and a species rich woodland. The rare royal fern grows
Follow footpaths and forestry roads through hilly broadleaved
woodland and over fences into a grazed woodland. A narrow boardwalk
leads you across wet woodland and suddenly you have passed over the
border into Blekinge.
On a winding footpath you are led back into Skåne. Between the
trees you catch a glimpse of the long, narrow and very irregular
lake known as Lake Raslången.
Along a narrow stretch of land you walk between Lake Raslången and
the small Lake Nejlikesjön. In the summer, the smell of bog myrtle
rises up as you pass by.
One of the most beautifully positioned camp sites along the
Skåneleden Trail is at Bökestad. A walking trail and a canoe trail
cross here and the camp site has lots of visitors.
The silence is really noticeable along this section and you are
surrounded only by the sounds of nature.
There was once a whole industrial area with associated housing
surrounding the rapids at Östafors. There was a sawmill, a
blacksmith, a number of flour mills, a power station and a nail
A wooden cross next to the Trail reminds us of a duel between a
pair of twins a long, long time age; they both had perfect aim. The
other cross is a couple of hundred metres to the southeast.
The Skåneleden and Blekingeleden Trails converge along this
At the county boundary between Skåne and Blekinge, there are some
charcoal kilns. Charcoal production was an important source of
income and smoking kilns were a common sight in the woodland. For
the untrained eye, they are hard to spot.
Huge quantities of timber were transported through Lake Raslången.
The wood was steered by raftsmen using oars.