Section: 9A Åke’s circular path

Along gentle footpaths and small roads in a recreation area. Here you walk past pastures, over streams and through quite a lot of woodland. You can find lots of remains of human activities in the countryside, one of them a megalithic tomb from the Stone Age. Continue on your hunt for remains at Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre.

Fulltofta Naturcentrum<br />
                                    Photo: Martin HejdestenFulltofta Naturcentrum<br />
                                    Photo: Marti HejdestenPhoto: Johan HammarFulltofta naturcentrum<br />
                                    Photo: Martin HejdestenPhoto: Johan Hammar
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Along gentle footpaths and small roads in a recreation area. Here you walk past pastures, over streams and through quite a lot of woodland. You can find lots of remains of human activities in the countryside, one of them a megalithic tomb from the Stone Age. Continue on your hunt for remains at Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre.

Nature

You walk through a transition zone which was classified as unsuitable for timber or ploughing - but mostly used for grazing, where broadleaved and spruce woodlands alternate with one another. Glades with grazed pasture or remains of houses pop up here and there. The Trail follows a boardwalk over the quaking bog Sjömossen. Typical bog plants grow here, such as round-leaved sundew, which gets its nutrition from insects. On a stony path you pass the cliff called Hjällen, which consists of amphibolite. There is an unusually rich beech woodland with a wide diversity of lichens, mosses and insects on the slope. The site is classified as a woodland key habitat.
Northwest of the circular trail, the clear water from Hanakällans spring runs faithfully, and further south, you walk over a dam. The large pond has been restored to clean the water and encourage a richer animal life.

Cultural History

The area of Fulltofta is well known for the many fossil fields it contains. The megalithic tomb reflects that Stone Age man used also the area. A bit further south, there is a large burial ground from the Iron Age.
Fulltofta originates from a country estate and this is clear to see. During the 1600s and onwards, the estate developed their own small community and the landscape is littered with the remains of smaller farms, crofts, small cottages and mills etc.  Information signs along this section describe more. You pass for example an outdoor dance floor made of stamped earth, where both the gentry and the country folk amused themselves. At the nature and information centre there is a newly built mill to visit.

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