You walk along footpaths and running tracks through beech
woodland, pastures and over eskers. Many of the sites are protected
as nature reserves. When you walk through the pastures at Skrylle,
you can enjoy the extensive view, and the small plants. Silver grey
pasque flower in the spring and later, leopard's bane and dwarf
everlasting. In the wetter areas you can find mountain everlasting,
common milkwort and several species of orchid.
Both Prästaskogen and Gryteskog are beautiful woodland areas. The
latter site contains Trollskogen (the Magical Woodland) where small
twisted trees seem to creep out from underground and divide up into
strange twisting and hanging branches. These remarkable trees are
dwarf beech, a mutation of common beech.
Adjacent to the Trail, Bergqvists quarry contains wave marks from
an ancient sea, created some 570 million years ago.
"Skrölleskogen" , at what is now known as Skrylle was a large
woodland with beech and oak up until the 1600s. The need for
firewood, timber and grazing for livestock meant that the area was
ravaged and in 1799 there was only heather grazing and the odd
planted enclosure. You pass by the remains of the original woodland
at Prästaskog and Gryteskog.
The beech woodland at Knivsåsen originates from a planted
enclosure. Such enclosures were created in the area, at the end of
the 1600s, to ensure the regeneration of the woodland.
West of Knivsåsen there are deep furrows in the pasture; sunken
roads. This network of old roads has been created by feet, hooves
and wagon wheels.
Dalby Church, which is a bit of a way from the Skåneleden Trail is
the oldest preserved stone church in Scandinavia, and was built in
the 1060s. Torna-Hällestad boasts a church from the 1100s where the
wall contains rune stones from the Viking Age.