Here, you walk along the strip between the coastal woodland and
arable fields, with views over Lake Ringsjön. The journey then
takes you on through the undulating Pinan valley with broadleaved
woodland and grazed pastures. Here you can find a spring with a
history. Pass the E22 motorway and reach the lush and species rich
Rövarkulan valley. The narrow valley contains 400 million year old
The camp site at Rövarekulan in the open beech woodland is lovely
in itself, but following the footpath down into the ravine, along
streams and rivers, is a first class nature experience. Especially
in the spring.
The area around Lake Ringsjön has been inhabited since the Stone
Age and the farm/village name of Bo (meaning to live) is one of the
absolute oldest. It is said that the lake was created by the giant
named Finn, and at Finnhult, alongside the Skåneleden Trail, is
said to be where he sat down to have a rest.
You follow an abandoned railway embankment along Lake Ringsjön,
and by the old station at Fogdarp, there is the pump house which
increased the pressure for the steam trains. The hollows in the
ground at Lunnarna are abandoned clay pits associated with the
When you go through the Pinedalen Valley you come across a simple
memorial stone. It marks the place where an unusually well
preserved Bronze Age treasure was found. The Pinedalen Valley
otherwise, had an undeservedly bad reputation. During the 1400s, a
moot (a place where local people met to settle their differences)
was established called Birke ting. Kungsvägen passed this way and
carriages were robbed from time to time. Much later, poor people
were allowed to graze their animals in this inaccessible valley.
Closer to Gudmuntorp you can visit the Kungskällan (the King's
Spring). It was given its name in the first half of the 1800s,
after a visit by King Carl XIV Johan. The author Esaias Tegnér also
visited this place.
At the bottom of Rövarkulans Valley you go over an impressive
bridge, built by a count to enhance the valley.