Section: 9 Bjeveröd-Hörby Ringsjöstrand

Here you walk along footpaths through a recreation area rich in woodlands. A nature and visitor centre with exhibitions and signs along the way provide more information. Boardwalks lead you out into otherwise inaccessible areas and an abandoned railway embankment takes you past open areas. Water; which gives life, as well the opportunity to go fishing and swimming.

Fulltofta recreation area<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarFulltofta Naturcentrum.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarPhoto: Johan Hammar
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Here you walk along footpaths through a recreation area rich in woodlands. A nature and visitor centre with exhibitions and signs along the way provide more information. Boardwalks lead you out into otherwise inaccessible areas and an abandoned railway embankment takes you past open areas. Water; which gives life, as well the opportunity to go fishing and swimming.

Nature

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.

Cultural History

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 mill.
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 1800s.

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