Woodland and water are the characteristics of this section.
Natural mixed woodland is intermingled with spruce plantations in
straight lines. Around the water courses the woodlands is lush and
rich. You are accompanied by the River Hörlingeån on a long
stretch, which in some places is bubbling with life and other times
slow and meandering. The landscape opens up in places along this
section to reveal grazed pastures.
To the south, the climb up onto Hörjaåsen ridge begins, into
Vedema Recreation Area. Vedema fen is at the foot of the ridge,
where the reeds stand tall and birds flock. Beech woodland with a
lot of character grows on the slopes. A few kilometres east of the
camp site at Vedema you go past an area with very rounded boulders.
This area is from a prehistoric time, when this location was at the
equator and covered in rainforest.
You pass by villages along this section where time seems to have
stood still, with red cottages and impressive stone walls as tall
as a man. There are arched stone buildings which have built with
the greatest of care; Hågnarp flax oven and the arched bridge at
The River Hörlingeån is lined with the ruins of some ten or more
mills, take a few extra steps and visit the most impressive of them
Crofters lived in the area around Vedema where the land was
difficult to cultivate. The tradesman Otto Daniel Krook, who in the
1870s donated money for planting the "unsuitable" land, contributed
to the fact that the hills became planted with woodland.