Section: 6 Vesslarp-Glimåkra

Along this section you walk through extensive woodland, past woodland affected by storms and wetlands. The darkness of the woodland is broken up now and then by grazed hills, where the light floods in. There are lots of bridges and walls made of stones.

Hike in the forest between Vesslarp and Störnhult.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtThe trail leads you through a picturesque landscape.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtPack light and don't forget to bring water.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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Along this section you walk through extensive woodland, past woodland affected by storms and wetlands. The darkness of the woodland is broken up now and then by grazed hills, where the light floods in. There are lots of bridges and walls made of stones.

Nature

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.

Cultural History

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 lights.
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.

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