Section: 15 Allmänningen - Glamberga

You wander along well-worn paths through beautiful countryside. Historical transport routes, exciting plants, a unique church building and the remains of a mill are some of the treasures that await you. Linnéus described Häckeberg as one of the most beautiful places he had seen on his journey in 1749.

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                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonOld beech<br />
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You wander along well-worn paths through beautiful countryside. Historical transport routes, exciting plants, a unique church building and the remains of a mill are some of the treasures that await you. Linnéus described Häckeberg as one of the most beautiful places he had seen on his journey in 1749.

Nature

Here you go past a mixture of pastures and ancient broadleaved woodlands, sometimes wet, sometimes dry. This makes Häckeberga one of the most valuable woodlands in Skåne. The species richness amongst the plants and animals is very high and meetings with fallow or red deer are not unusual.
In the large woodland you come across the River Höje å, like a worm winding its way along. Stony and with the odd section of rapids, where white throated dipper usually over winter.
At the ruin of Genarps Mill, you can find the largest spindle in Skåne. A bush, which here, has grown into a tree.
Follow the sandy path through the nutrient poor Risen. Here there are limestone rich hills with pasque flower, damp hollows with orchids and unusual frogs in the pools.
From the dry to the complete opposite directly adjacent; Skoggårdsängar. A wetland for the bird life and the surrounding ancient trees with lichens, fungi and beetles.

Cultural History

The area has been dominated by the Häckeberga estate since the middle ages. The large broadleaved woodlands, avenues and the many farms and crofts are the result. Even the lavish church at Genarp shows the significance. The church in itself is unique and is the only one in Skåne from the 1500s.
Without even knowing it you suddenly walk along a wide and historically interesting road. The old Bedevägen Road was renovated at the end of the 1600s and became the main road between Lund and Ystad, for both troops and travellers. Today you can see how the road was divided up into 3 or 4 alternatives, when the main route became too muddy and inaccessible.
A bit away from the Trail you can find the only waterfall in the river and the ruins of Genarps Mill. Here the farmers had their corn ground into flour.

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