Section: 10 Bjeveröd - Ekeröd

Along footpaths and boardwalks you go through a recreation area rich in woodland. You come close to lush riverine habitats, wetlands, historical sites and mature woodland. All the important things for a successful expedition can be found within a comfortable distance on this section. Take the opportunity to have a drink from a constantly bubbling spring.

Beech trees in leaf Ekeröd<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonFulltofta Naturcentrum<br />
                                    Photo: Marti HejdestenPhoto: Johan HammarFulltofta Naturcentrum<br />
                                    Photo: Martin Hejdesten
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Along footpaths and boardwalks you go through a recreation area rich in woodland. You come close to lush riverine habitats, wetlands, historical sites and mature woodland. All the important things for a successful expedition can be found within a comfortable distance on this section. Take the opportunity to have a drink from a constantly bubbling spring.

Nature

Along this section you walk through Fulltofta Recreation Area. A wide boardwalk takes you out over the River Kvesarumsån. Trout and brook lamprey live in the river and the gravel river bed is a valuable fish spawning ground.
After walking for a while on paths and roads, you come across Hanakällan (Hanna's spring) adjacent to the Trail. Clear and cool water trickles out from underground.
You then walk along a stony path past the hill called Hjällen, which is made of amphibolite. There is an unusually rich beech woodland on the hill with a diversity of lichens, mosses and insects. The area is classified as a woodland key habitat.
The Trail follows a boardwalk over the quaking bog Sjömossen. Typical bog plants, such as round-leaved sundew, which gets it nutrients from insects, grow on the bog.
The last part of the section follows a gravel road through a landscape rich in woodland and to the camp site at Ekeröd, just next to a narrow esker.

Cultural History

Fulltofta Recreation Area is an old country estate. During the 1600s and onwards, the estate developed its own little community and the landscape is littered with the remains of smaller farms, crofts and cottages. The stone channels by the River Kvesarumsån are a remnant from the old mill, which belonged to the Bjeveröd estate.
A bit further on you pass by Hungern, the poorest croft, and the earth dance floor, where both the gentry and peasants amused themselves. Signs along the section tell you more. A couple of kilometres south of this section you can find Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre with an inspiring exhibition.
To the east you enter land owned by the lord of the Osbyholm estate. Just by the Trail you can find another well-used dance floor.
At Ekeröd you walk through a burial ground from the Iron Age. There are no fewer than seven stone circles here.

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