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
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
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.