In between the wooded and the agricultural districts of Skåne,
there is the transition zone (classified as unsuitable for
ploughing or timber production). You find this at Fulltofta,
alongside broadleaved woodland containing patches of spruce
plantations and pastures. By Hörby the landscape opens up with
arable fields and juniper pastures.
Along your journey through Fulltofta Recreation Area, there are
lots of areas with species rich wet and broadleaved woodland,
several of them woodland key habitats. A wide boardwalk leads you
across the lush woodland along the shore and the River Kvesarumsån,
where the brook lamprey lives. Another boardwalk follows the edge
of a ravine covered in beech woodland.
In a couple of places you come across small springs. Hanakällan
with clear, gurgling water and the marshy but somewhat sacred St
Magnhilds spring. There are also several man-made ponds, which
clean up and support life.
A little bit further on you can find Andrum, with tall beech
woodland and a liberating view over the pastures of Fulltofta. Take
a detour, discover ancient oaks and the hermit beetle.
Make camp at the second largest lake in Skåne; Lake Ringsjön.
Stone Age man, settled by Lake Ringsjöarna and along this
section you come across graves from different epochs; a megalithic
tomb from the Stone Age and a large burial ground from the Iron
Age. The area is unusually rich in remains from historical
agriculture, such as ancient fields.
The estates of Fulltofta and Osbyholm made their mark on the area
since their heyday in the 1600s and onwards. They developed their
own small communities and the landscape is littered with the
remains of smaller farms, crofts, small cottages and mills etc. The
soldier's croft of Hungern, the subterranean cottage Högeholm and
the croft Vasahus are some of the ones you pass by. At
Ramstorp there are remains of abandoned wooded meadows and coppiced
meadows. The nature and information centre can be found in what
remains of Kvarröd farm, and focuses on the remains in the
landscape. Just next door, you can find a newly built water
From Kulleröd and to the south, it is primarily the history of the
train which puffs alongside you. The Trail follows old railway
embankments, both of the tracks were opened at the end of the