Section: 17 Eksholmssjön - Torup

The route travels mainly along pleasant, small roads. To the west you walk over across a golf course and into the well-worn path network in Bokskogen. The landscape is varied with open areas and dense woodland, some of which are top class. The jewel in the crown of this section is Torup Slott.

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The route travels mainly along pleasant, small roads. To the west you walk over across a golf course and into the well-worn path network in Bokskogen. The landscape is varied with open areas and dense woodland, some of which are top class. The jewel in the crown of this section is Torup Slott.

Nature

Small or large, here you can find valuable biotopes of different dimensions. From the shiny black Lake Eksholmssjön surrounded by distinctive beech trees to a lost oak stump on a golf course.
The woodland at Holmeja is easily accessible and varied with small tarns and bogs. Discover woodpeckers, ravens and dragonflies.
Bokskogen in Torup to the west is one of the most highly valued sites in Skåne. A popular visitor attraction for people and home for wood-living insects. Keep an eye out for stag beetles; Europe's largest beetle.

Cultural History

Holmeja grew as the railway developed and became a community with a station, brick works and sawmill by the end of the 1800s.
The golf course that you pass, was once the resting place for the warring King Carl XII. They took a rest by an oak, and at that time, more than 300 years ago, the hollow in the tree provided a good feeding trough for the King's horse.
The tree became known as Carl XII's oak and has been conserved as far as possible. Today the stump is held together by an iron band.
Torup is one of the most well preserved castles in Renaissance style in Scandinavia and building began in the middle of the 1500s. The estate has had an impact on the landscape and the whole of Bokskogen was created as a consequence of the estate owners wish to allow the garden to become more extensive. You can go on a voyage of discovery through history in this area. As well as remains of a mill, dance floor and a subordinate croft, there are also intact buildings. The labourers house and school are to name a few.

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