Section: 5 Rännarehusen-Lillsjödal

Wander along gravel roads through woodland, past grazed pastures and idyllic villages. On a ridge with a species rich steep slope and a meandering esker. Make camp by a lovely lake, good for swimming.

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Wander along gravel roads through woodland, past grazed pastures and idyllic villages. On a ridge with a species rich steep slope and a meandering esker. Make camp by a lovely lake, good for swimming.

Nature

To the north you go up against an 80 million year old horst; Göingeåsen. To the south, you walk over creations from when the ice melted after the last ice age; eskers at Lillsjödal.
This section mainly goes through woodland, past the odd grazed pasture to the north and around Björkeberga where there are extensive views. Spruce woodland is common but the section also contains lots of beech woodland. Along the steep slope of Göingeåsen, the woodland has been virtually untouched and is rich in different species of plants and animals. There are areas with volcanic bedrock which gives rise to a more unusual flora. Pastures with some odd flowers can also be found in several places. A short distance from the trail, there is an extinct volcano. The woodland by Lillsjödal is also mature and species rich.

Cultural History

Sometimes the trail follows old travelling routes and you can see the sunken roads in the terrain next to the path. Take also note of the road which goes up to the top of the esker. People have walked to Brönnestad since at least the 1100s, when the church was built. Note the unique belfry from 1492.
Close to Horröd there are even older remains; a boulder with more than a hundred bowl-shaped hollows from the Bronze Age.
You pass by ancient villages such as Nösdala and Lunnahöja and here and there you trip over ruins of crofts, mills and an old distillery at Björkeberga.

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