Section: 20 Simontorp - Snogeholm

Along small roads you step into a peaceful landscape full of lakes. You pass by Sövdes broadleaved woodlands and well preserved historical environments, ending up in Snogeholm Recreation Area. Discover a landscape strongly influenced by the estate, spot some interesting birds or visit the marriage guidance council for storks.

Snogeholm recreation area<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarSnogeholm recreation area<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarFishing in Snogeholm<br />
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Along small roads you step into a peaceful landscape full of lakes. You pass by Sövdes broadleaved woodlands and well preserved historical environments, ending up in Snogeholm Recreation Area. Discover a landscape strongly influenced by the estate, spot some interesting birds or visit the marriage guidance council for storks.

Nature

Here you walk through hilly and often sandy terrain. To the east you walk into the splendid broadleaved woodland at Sövdeborg.
In Snogeholm Recreation Area, woodland is mixed up with grazed pastures and lively ponds. There are lots of ancient trees here with their associated bats and beetles. The surrounding ponds and bushes are home for the common tree frog. Your chances of seeing deer are high.
The lakes attract lots of birds and if you want to do some birdwatching, then we recommend Navröd, south of Lake Sövdesjön. Take the opportunity to look out for raptors.
An unusual and well planned woodland can be found at the Landskapslaboratoriet (The Landscape Laboratory). A plantation where trees, animals and people should thrive and develop.
The county bird of Skåne is the stork and it is finding its way back with the help of the Stork Project. You can find one of their enclosures at Karups Nygård, a couple of kilometres from the Trail.

Cultural History

A round church tower and hammers associated with Thor under the medieval altar. Blentarp was probably a place where Thor was worshipped before the church was built in the 1100s. Much later the village became reknowned when the mill was burned down by the Veberöd Man in 1902.
The County of Sövde was associated with the St Benedict Monastery in Lund and monks could be seen working and praying in the surrounding fields.
Both Sövde and Snogeholm boast their own castles, and even longer ago they had medieval fortresses. The fortress at Sigostha on Ormön was built in the 1100s and was lived in by the great fortress builder of that time; The Archbishop Absalon.
The historical environment around the village of Sövde is of national importance.  Small picturesque houses in rows along the main road through the village, a medieval church looking down from on high and extensive broadleaved woodlands all around. The workers and craftsmen from the estate lived in the village.
The area close to Bare boasts Möllefoten, the windmill from the estate, and to the south there are memorial stones from the German Kaiser Wilhem II hunting trip to Snogeholm.

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