You walk through spruce woodland, past wetlands and wet
broadleaved woodland along footpaths and forestry roads in the
eastern half of this section. At Simontorp the route changes
character and the closer you get to Glimåkra the more open the
landscape becomes with light and stony pastures.
At Tockarp there are several large boulders that have been
transported here with the ice. At the cross-roads in the village
you walk past Blotastenen, which was once a sacrificial altar. To
the south you can see Tala Hall in the pasture. It is said that
this giant boulder turns when it smells freshly baked bread.
The last stretch to the camp site follows a running track through
woodland, past an outdoor swimming pool and up a steep path onto
the Trollabackarna hills.
Along this section you pass several well -preserved tar kilns.
Pine logs were slowly transformed into tar in these kilns. Arched
bridges, stone walls, drove roads and flax processing cottages are
also to be found close to the Trail and reflect the life of older
generations in this stony countryside.
Northwest of Lake Vesslarpssjön there are the ruins of
Spjutstorpet croft. Ivar Bengtsson was born here as well as his
ideas which later became BRIO.
There is a sawmill, which is still in a functional condition by
the River Simontorpsån. In the beginning it was driven by a
large water wheel, but the turbine was installed relatively early
on. With a button in the mill and a cable to the house, the mill
owner became the first in the village to have electric
A few kilometres to the west of Simontorp the Skåneleden Trail
follows the old highway between Denmark and Sweden, Ryavägen.
In peace time, people came on foot or with wagons loaded with
goods. Later on in the 1600s, it was the armies that
travelled this route.