The River Vieån, which runs parallel with the Trail, is
naturally meandering, with lovely wet meadows and trees along the
banks. At Mölleröd there are rapids, a waterfall and a number of
The river is important for fish, mussels and birds, and there are
interesting plants in the surrounding area.
You soon leave the valley and the view, along paths which lead you
through varied woodland to the lake system of Vittsjö. The path
winds its way between the lakes, up onto dry ridges and across wet
areas close to the water.
At Gundrastorp the route goes through pastures and along a winding
road through a traditional environment. A path leads you over the
impressive Ubbalt eskers, through beech woodland and along the
shore of Lake Vittsjön. Large quantities of iron ore drop down on
the lake bed and you can sift out clumps from the sand.
The wet meadows, which are periodically flooded by the River
Vieån, have been cut for hay and grazed over a long period of time.
The power of the water has also been used and by the inflow of the
river there are well-preserved treasures, Ekholmen sawmill and
Gundrastorps flour mill.
At Ubbalt evidence of medieval iron ore refining has been
found. The iron ore or hematite was scraped up from the lake
bottom and was melted in kilns. The lumps were transported along
lakes and rivers. The iron was valuable and in order to protect it,
several fortresses were built such as Vittsjöborg and
Vittsjö was a spa resort with pensions and rest homes during the
end of the 1800s. Previously it was the hinterland between Denmark
and Sweden. Vittsjö fortress and memorial stones remind us of
warring times and when King Gustav II Adolf fell through the