Section: 11 Ekeröd - Timan

Along this section you climb the flat ridge of Linderödsåsen. Settlements thin out and the woodlands become denser, the further south you travel. Small forest tracks take you past dry hummocks, damp hollows and small, pretty pastures.

Crossing a stile close to Ekeröd<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth Joelsson
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Along this section you climb the flat ridge of Linderödsåsen. Settlements thin out and the woodlands become denser, the further south you travel. Small forest tracks take you past dry hummocks, damp hollows and small, pretty pastures.

Nature

Along this section you walk along small gravel roads, past quite a lot of woodland, but closer to Torastorp it becomes more and more open. Then you follow the Trail into a pasture with grazed woodland. It is very possible that you meet grazing animals on the small forest track.
Settlements feel far away and you pass by wet woodlands and one wetland after another. By a crossroads, stands the Kärleksträdet (The Love Tree), today a gnarly old beech stump, with a hearts and initials carved. A valuable spot for fungi, lichens and insects.
A kilometre or so further south, there is another oasis. Here the dense spruce woodland is replace by a more open broadleaved woodland, classed as a woodland key habitat. Here nature is allowed to take its course.

Cultural History

Along this section you can keep your eye out for signs of peat cutting. There are lots of wetlands in the area and peat was an important source of income for the area. The name Torastorp comes from the word "töra", which means peat.
Next to the E22 road, there was a peat litter factory with a cable running overhead and which  was used to transport the peat. Several of the forestry tracks you follow were created to make it easier to harvest the peat and if you look out over the bogs you can see ditches that were created from the cutting, a railway for transport and rusty wagons that have fallen over on the edge of the bog. The peat was used for fuel and animal bedding.

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