Section: 18 Torup - Malmö Bulltofta

You walk along, to a large extent, the cycle track known as Utflyktstigen and pass through an open farming landscape. There are many places for recreation, beautiful defence buildings and a unique location for a plant.

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You walk along, to a large extent, the cycle track known as Utflyktstigen and pass through an open farming landscape. There are many places for recreation, beautiful defence buildings and a unique location for a plant.

Nature

In the shade of the tall trees of Bokskogen, the camp site at Torup awaits you; a small stream runs around half of the camp site. A well-worn path leads you to the heart of the area; a castle and park with all the associated things. After that you travel along cycle tracks to the west, towards Bulltofta.
Before you reach the open views, soak up the rich broadleaved woodland with wood anemone, yellow anemone and liverleaf.
When you reach Bara, you can find the only known location in Sweden for the plant queen anne's thistle. It probably got here by train and was discovered in 1923.
Closer to town there is a small lake to discover called Husie mosse. As the name suggests, the lake was once a bog (mosse = bog). Keep an eye out for rare flowers, including orchids.

Cultural History

This place was once the site of a fortress with moat, drawbridge and towers for cannons - today it is the splendid Torup Castle. A few hundred metres away you can find the hill known as Askebacken, where there was once a fortress to retreat to. It was destroyed in the 1530s.
Bokskogen became a popular visitor attraction early in the 1800s. When the railway line between Malmö and Genarp was opened in 1894, visitors came in a steady stream and a side track was built to Torup. The railway was eventually abandoned and the old railway line was turned into a bicycle trail. It is now called the Utflyktsstigen and you follow this along this section.
A walk through Södra Sallerup is a journey through time in itself. There are ancient buildings around the church with a building surrounding the church called Wowragården as the highlight. Here you can go on a voyage of discovery both outside and in.
Bulltofta is now a recreation area with space for lots of different activities. There was once an airport here and even further back in time there was a large heathland and the village of Bulltofta.

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