You wander along footpaths through several areas with species
rich beech woodland and spruce plantations. There are lots of lakes
in the area and some are included in the fishing paradise of
Harasjömåla. At Nyteboda the landscape becomes more open, but
quickly closes in again.
To the west you enter Nytebodaskogen, a natural coniferous
woodland which is several hundred years old. Mosses grow in thick
carpets here and you can find flowers such as twinflower and
creeping ladies tresses and if you visit late in the day, you may
encounter tengmalms and pygmy owls.
An ancient environment awaits you at Strönhult adjacent to the
Trail. Here you can see typical red-painted farmhouses, stone
walls, stony pastures and wooded meadows.
The rural landscape with small fields and solitary farms is
typical for this area. It was what the woodland and lakes could
provide that was more important than farming here. Both Nyteboda
and Strönhult provide an authentic experience of how things once
were. This is particularly true at Strönhult, where the well
conserved buildings indicate that the village was prosperous in the
The author Harry Martinsson grew up close to Nytebodaviken. At his
childhood home of Snappetorp you can find a memorial stone and the
family's maid lived in Rävatorpet, alongside the Trail. When Harry
was six years old he was sent away to a foster home. In his book
"Flowering Nettles" he distinguishes between life in the village
and the quarry. In 1974 he won the Nobel prize for literature.