Here you walk along paths over Romeleåsen, a horst which was
formed 150 million years ago. At the same time, the south western
corner of Skåne sank significantly and the difference in height is
just over 2000 metres.
Along this section you will find Romeleklint, the second highest
point of the ridge, and Järnhatten where the bedrock is
The ridge of Romeleåsen is covered in woodland, with the odd
glade, with tree species such as beech and spruce dominating.
You pass by an area with gnarled beech trees and straggly hazel
bushes, which is a woodland key habitat. Here there are old and
dead trunks inhabited by a diversity of lichens, mosses and
insects. The woodland area remaining is part of the ancient
outlying grazed woodland.
At Allmänningen there is an extensive grazed pasture where lady's
bedstraw, field wormwood and thyme are common.
The landscape of Skåne has changed from the wooded 1500s, on
through the tree-less 1700s and 1800s. Romeleåsen is an obvious
example of an extensive beech woodland, which became a well-used
grazing area and was changed to a barren heath with heather and
juniper. The replanting began in the 1880s.
Around Häckeberga there are several pastures which have been
restored and conserved, and here you can see how the ridge looked a
hundred years ago. The Skåneleden Trail passes some of them.
The remains of crofts and farms can be found here and there, all
once belonging to the Häckeberga Estate. In the middle of the
1800s, there were almost 150 tenant farms and crofts in the area.
Today there are some fifty remaining. The camp site at Allmänningen
is located by the ruin of a large farm, belonging to the estate.
Here there was a farmhouse, barn, stable with a room for the
farmhand and a small pig sty.
Kullatorpet, alongside the Trail, is a well conserved 1800s croft
which is open for visitors some weekends and holidays and it can
also be rented.