Here you walk along the slopes of Vombsänkan, with a liberating
view across open countryside and lakes. You come across an area
near Hjularöd Castle with older broadleaved woodland and high
nature conservation values. One and a half kilometres from the
castle, there are some very exclusive species such as grey sedge,
the grass lesser hairy brome, the stonecrop Sedum telephium and
naturalised bushes of downy rose.
Climb down into the grazed ravine, where the stream is lined with
the brittle rock type shale. South of Harlösa you go over the
bridge over the River Kävlingeån. The river has had a lot of
problems with human waste and eutrophication but is now being
restored by cleaning ponds and wetlands.
Follow the abandoned, but "blooming" railway line southwest of
Harlösa, which is decked with carpets of flowers such dwarf
everlasting. Warm-loving insects and reptiles also thrive
Hjularöd Castle is not open to the public, but you can admire it
when you pass by. It originates from the 1300s but the current
building in Romantic Medieval style was built as recently as the
end of the 1800s. The castle was the inspiration for the Swedish
Christmas television programme called "Greveholm" in 1996.
You also pass by the associated poor house; Harlösa Donationshus.
It was built in 1823-24 as an old people's home for employees at
Harlösa Church dates from the latter part of the 1100s and Harlösa
became a county in its own right in the 1500s.
Along this section, there are several interesting bridges. This
includes one of the oldest stone arched bridges in Skåne and a
riveted iron railway bridge. It was the railway which turned
Harlösa village into a flourishing station community. No less than
five railway lines converged here. The station, built in Art
Nouveau style, was opened in 1907.