Section: 4 Bökestad-Brotorpet

You walk along footpaths and small roads through an area which is genuinely the back of beyond. You follow lakes and water courses and make camp by the lake shore. Look for fossils and the hide out of a dynamitard.

Enjoy the lake view at Fuglabacken.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtTake a coffee break at lake Raslången and enjoy the view.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtHike along deep forests at Fuglabacken.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtGet energized from the blueberries along the trail.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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You walk along footpaths and small roads through an area which is genuinely the back of beyond. You follow lakes and water courses and make camp by the lake shore. Look for fossils and the hide out of a dynamitard.

Nature

You go through dense woodland along paths along the edge of Lake Raslången. The lake is long and narrow, but with a very irregular form and is popular with canoeists. Just to the north of Ransingatorpet you can find unusual fossils; petrified parts of huge trees which lived here several million years ago.
At Skärsnäs the woodland is called Tassemarken (The Back of Beyond) and level with the Skärsjöarna lakes, you walk past a spruce tree shaped like a pillar (Pices abies f. columnaris). The tree is like a giant Christmas tree, all packed up in a net.
This section approaches one of the largest lakes in Skåne, Lake Immeln. Large and valuable pine trees grow along the shore. Lichens and insects thrive here and if you visit in the late summer, there are often lots of bilberries. Keep an eye out for black-throated diver, osprey and goosander.
There is a small beach at Brotorpet where there is good chance of coming across fossils or even a shark's tooth.

Cultural History

By the shore of Lake Filkesjön, the first dynamitard in Sweden had his hideout. The "Beautiful Bengtsson" and his accomplice known as "Tattooed Johansson", had built a den between some boulders and had furnished it with a cooker, comfortable beds and flowery flock wallpaper.
At Brotorpet there was a flour mill and saw mill for planks and shingles. The woodland provided the timber which was shipped over the lake to be transported on. Between Lake Immeln and Lake Filkesjön you can find the canal known as Edre Ström. If you follow this, you come to a large stone arched bridge which leads to the flour mill and sawmill. A bit to the east, there is an eel chest in the middle of the river which is well worth a look.

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