You walk across Gullarp wetland along a road bank with gnarly
birch trees, hare's tail cotton grass and cloudberry. Gravel roads
lead you past hilly pastures, a river and huge boulders that have
been transported by the ice. To the west, woodland takes over and
you follow winding footpaths.
The asphalt road takes you across the river Helge å and the
meadows of Hörlinge lie before you. The meadows have been cut for
hay and grazed for a long, long time and are rich in both plants
and birds. There is a platform and outdoor museum here, as well as
the Vieåleden walk in summer.
The journey west takes you mostly along paths through spruce
plantations. At Horsaskog there is the odd pasture here and there
and the closer you get to Verum the more open the landscape
becomes. At the village you have a view over the River Vieån and
the valley. The river is narrow and naturally meandering with
valuable wet meadows and trees along the banks providing shade. At
Mölleröd there are rapids and waterfalls where the water gets
oxygenated. Both fish and mussels thrive in the river and the small
grey wagtail bird nests here. There is also an unusually
interesting flora around the river.
At Gullarps Mosse wetland you can see peat pits and road banks
from where peat has been extracted to be used for fuel in the
Several of the large boulders in the area have been used as
boundary markers and you can see the fences which run over them.
Some have been given names, such as Kristusstenen (The Christ
Stone). This is the place where the Viking chief called Ilje died
when he was struck by lightning which also split the boulder. Look
into the cleft, the inside of the stone is shaped like a Jesus
figure tied to a crucifix.
To east of the River Helge å there are the remains of a fort, a
fortification that was probably built during the war in Skåne in
The area is rich in tar kilns and at Hästberga power station there
is a very good example. Pine wood was burned and the tar ran down
to the bottom of the kiln. The burning took several days and needed
to be watched over the whole time.
The church on the hill at Verum dates from the 1200s and on the
visitor list you can find everyone from pro-Danish partisans to