Section: 13 Krankesjön - Väderkullen

Along an old railway line, you pass the flat area known as Vombsänkan. To the south you climb a system of eskers. Your walk can be combined with a visit to the reeds. There are several route options available at Torna Hällestad.

Close to Väderkullen<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonTorna Hällestad church<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonRidges at Hällestad<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonQuarry at Knivsåsen<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth Joelsson
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Along an old railway line, you pass the flat area known as Vombsänkan. To the south you climb a system of eskers. Your walk can be combined with a visit to the reeds. There are several route options available at Torna Hällestad.

Nature

Lake Krankesjön is a first class bird watching area. There are bird towers and hides here.
The railway line takes you past the open and flat area of Revingehed. There are lots of water-filled peat extraction pits and wet woodlands. As well as a rich bird life, different species of toads, frogs and newts thrive here.
At Torna Hällestad the Trail takes you along a network of eskers. They were formed when the ice melted after the last Ice Age, some 13000 years ago. The eskers are now covered in species rich pastures, beech woodland and the mutation known as dwarf beech. Keep an eye out for flowers such as pasque flower and orchids.
To the south you climb up a completely different type of ridge; Romeleåsen. It is one of the largest in Skåne and is a horst. You walk through beech woodland primarily, but also some spruce.

Cultural History

Revingehed tank training area, which you pass by here, became a training area for the infantry in 1888.
Make a detour from the railway line and discover the medieval church in Törna Hällestad and the rune stones built into the walls. They are in memory of two brave Vikings; Toke and Arre. The village probably originates from the Middle Ages and eventually became a station community and today is a villa community. You  pass by a gneiss quarry, now filled with water. 
Closer to Romeleåsen you pass one of the largest and most well preserved stone monuments in the form of a ship; Jättagraven at Ugglarp.
Skåne was one of the counties with the most number of country estates in Scandinavia and at the beginning of the 1700s Björnstorp Manor made its entrance. It was previously a relatively unimportant farm. The park is open for visitors. The creation of the park began in 1761 by the nobleman Adolf Fredrik Barnekow, and it was probably this which ruined him.
A memorial stone east of the estate describes the surrounding bare landscape and the planting of trees. The Björnstorp estate was early to embrace the planting wave and started as early as 1880 with the re-planting of woodland.

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