Section: 6A Breanäsleden

Here you walk along footpaths through mossy woodland where stones and quarrying form the centre piece of the section. Water in abundance and historical gems such as Sporrakulla farm and Rodatorpet. To the south you enter in to the recreation areas of Breanäs and Kullaskogen.

Coffee break next to the lake in Breanäs.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny BrandtBreanäs hiking area<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarStop by for a visit to the herritage centre Sporrakulla.<br />
                                    Photo: Jenny Brandt
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Here you walk along footpaths through mossy woodland where stones and quarrying form the centre piece of the section. Water in abundance and historical gems such as Sporrakulla farm and Rodatorpet. To the south you enter in to the recreation areas of Breanäs and Kullaskogen.

Nature

Walk along a railway embankment alongside a river to Stora Björkeröd and onwards along the edge of a water-filled quarry. A winding footpath leads you to Högsma and the oak called Högsmaeken grows in the village. It has leaves which are like bay leaves, acorns which never germinate and is protected.
Along wet footpaths and boardwalks you walk past bogs and wet woodlands, some of which were lakes where the level has been lowered. You go on through spruce woods on narrow roads and paths.  Going just a little further to Sporrakulla farm is thoroughly recommended.
The land around the farm is traditionally managed. The ash trees are pollarded and the grass is cut with a scythe and dried on hay drying racks. Inside the trees, wood mould is created; a brown powder, very attractive for unusual insects. Lichens such as Gyalecti ulmi and G. flowtowii grow on the gnarly bark.
In the eastern part of this section, you walk through varied woodland, within walking distance from several fishing lakes. The last stretch to the end of this section at Breanäs you follow an asphalt road and in the woodland there is a tree-path with unusual conifers. Swimmers, canoers, black-throated divers and ospreys all visit Lake Immeln and Breanäs.

Cultural History

Grydå Canal is a spectacular construction. The water level of several lakes was lowered by the building of the canal and to protect it a 36 metre long tunnel was built. The land exposed when the water levels of the lakes were lowered was used for cultivation.
For a longer stretch you walk along the Grisabanan (The Pig Railway), once a narrow-gauge railway running between the quarry at Stora Björkeröd and Lönsboda. The steam engine whistled like a pig and was christened Hägghultsgrisen (The Hägghult Pig). Quarrying for hyperite diabase, also called "black granite", began in the 1870s.
Climb down to the River Simontorpsån and take a dip in the old baptising site for the Baptist religious movement.
Sporrakulla farm is the real treasure, unpainted and framed by the traditional rural environment. Scenes from different films about the pro-Danish partisans have been filmed here. A few kilometres to the north east of the farm is another site worth seeing, Rodatorpet. There are many remains from the lives of previous generations of people along this section, signs provide more information.

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