Section: 19 Bilarp - Simontorp

On small roads you travel over the bare flint of the Romeleåsen ridge, with a view over Vombsänkan. Walking past fields, ancient pastures and patches of woodland. A treasure of textiles and a collection of traditional livestock breeds.

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On small roads you travel over the bare flint of the Romeleåsen ridge, with a view over Vombsänkan. Walking past fields, ancient pastures and patches of woodland. A treasure of textiles and a collection of traditional livestock breeds.

Nature

To the west you pass by a conspicuous boulder which was left by the last Ice Age. Just nearby, there is a valley, which is species rich, with a high and constant humidity.
The pasture at Fäladen Humlarödshus has been grazed for hundreds of years and provides a wealth of herbs and butterflies. A few kilometres to the east you wander past Lilla Röddes stony pasture and another valuable river valley.
At Simontorp the Trail follows an enclosure and there is a good chance of seeing wild boar and grunting deer. You are also welcome to go into the enclosure.

Cultural History

Treasures from Everlöv can be found at Lilla Rödde local history museum along this section. The six daughters of the local innkeeper had saved their beautifully made Flemish weaved textiles in a trousseau.
If you want to experience a traditional working farm, you can visit Kulturens Östarp a couple of kilometres from the Trail. Here, traditions, the cultural environment and traditional breeds of livestock are conserved. The wildlife enclosure at Simontorp has a long history. Deer and fish have been bred here since the 1600s. In more recent times, Simontorp has been known for the signal crayfish and king prawns they farm. A previous owner, Ruben Rausing, established TetraPak and had a barn built where the cows stood on rubber mats.

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