Section: 5 Brotorpet-Vesslarp

Here you walk along footpaths between very irregular lakes, through magical woodland that is several hundred years old and an ancient rural landscape. This is the childhood home of Harry Martinsson.

Gaze out over the lake Immeln.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtNyteboda forest.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtHike alongside the lake Immeln.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtTaste, listen and feel. The forest is the best playground.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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Here you walk along footpaths between very irregular lakes, through magical woodland that is several hundred years old and an ancient rural landscape. This is the childhood home of Harry Martinsson.

Nature

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.

Cultural History

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 1800s.
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.

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