Section: 16 Glamberga – Lake Eksholmssjön

The route follows small roads through the open and rolling landscape west of Romeleåsen. The location of the camp site at Lake Eksholmssjön feels slightly exotic, with trees and bushes hanging out over the black water.

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The route follows small roads through the open and rolling landscape west of Romeleåsen. The location of the camp site at Lake Eksholmssjön feels slightly exotic, with trees and bushes hanging out over the black water.

Nature

You travel through an open and gently rolling landscape on this section. There are lots of small pools in the area. The majority are stagnant ice hollows, which were created when the ice melted after the last Ice Age.
North of Resåkra you pass by ancient pastures and grazed woodlands. The purple coloured western marsh orchid flowers in the damp hollows in the early summer.
Lake Eksholmssjön is not very inviting for swimming due to the dark coloured water. It is coloured by the humus from the peaty soils.  Some trees stand on the edge of the lake with large bases in the water, others hang out over the surface and large trees frame the picture of a Scanian rainforest. There are plenty of interesting plants and beetles here.

Cultural History

During your walk, a number of planes will take off and land, close by. Malmö Airport (previously Malmö-Sturup) is situated a couple of kilometres to the south. The airport was opened in 1972 and replaced Bulltofta. Up until then, Sturup was a small village in Skåne, originating from the Middle Ages. By order of the Government, the residents were forced to move and the village was erased from the map.
Many of the small pools which are spread out over the landscape were once filled with peat. Man has cut, stacked and dried peat here, to use it as fuel for the fire and for cooking.

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