This short section takes you through woodland on hilly ground,
primarily planted spruce woodland. There are small streams and wet
ground here and there, which gives the route a slightly wilder
character. Closer to Olastorp there are grazed broadleaved
woodlands and open glades.
The camp site at Olastorp has a dream location - by an open beech
woodland with a gentle stream running just down the hill. There is
a pasture adjacent and two springs.
Hårsjö is surrounded by wetland, but the ridge known as Jären
runs through the village. You could keep your feet dry by
travelling along the main road along the top of the ridge. This
place was well suited for attacks and it was said that a Pro-Danish
Partisan group had their headquarters here in the 1600s.
Part of the village of Hårsjö and Olastorp were owned by Hovdala
Fidei Commissum (local trust). The estates delivered timber for the
manor house when it was built and the Family Ehrenborg and their
guests hunted in the woodlands.
You pass several ruins along this section. The majority were once
crofts with associated earth cellars and flax ovens. Others are
larger complexes originating from water mills and steam sawmills,
such as Pettsa Mill by Olastorp camp site.
The discrete ruin of an old cottage is not more than a shallow
hole in the ground. The cottage was partly subterranean, only the
southern part was above ground. These partly subterranean cottages
were accommodation for the poor and common in the 1800s.