Section: 2 Hålebäck - Krika skog

Along flat gravel roads at the foot of Söderåsen, along footpaths up very steep slopes and over a plateau. A breath taking ravine lies only a few steps away. Klöva Hallar conceals stories about life’s extremes; from spartan living to parties and dancing.

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                                    Photo: Sven Persson, swelo.se
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Along flat gravel roads at the foot of Söderåsen, along footpaths up very steep slopes and over a plateau. A breath taking ravine lies only a few steps away. Klöva Hallar conceals stories about life’s extremes; from spartan living to parties and dancing.

Nature

Along the strip between the woodland on the ridge and the open area on the plains, you walk along gravel roads through Maglaby and a large quarry. At Maglaby there is a tenderly managed hay meadow where globe flower, dropwort and yellow rattle grow.
The journey through the impressive beech woodlands of Söderåsen begins at Klöva Hallar. Here you get the chance to familiarise yourself with a fault, which stretches several kilometres through the ridge. In between, you get the opportunity to look out over the steep sides of the fault ravine.
The fault opened up when the horst formed some 150 million years ago. It was a turbulent time when the whole of the rock surface of Skåne shook.
During the Ice Age, the raving was probably filled with ice. A melt water river deposited gravel and stones in a small ribbon across the top of the ridge; an esker. When the ice in the bottom of the valley melted, some of the material fell down to the bottom of the valley. The esker can be seen today on both sides of the ravine and is called Soffebacken.

Cultural History

Many years ago, houses stood in rows in the villages, today there are a few of these types of villages left. Maglaby is one of them. Here there are also remains from historical agriculture, with the fields close to the village for cultivation and the common land for grazing further away.
At Klöva Hallar you can find the remains of a three storey dancehall and restaurant. It was opened in 1930 and burned down in 1977.
Just up from Klöva Hallar you go past the site of Grassa Johanna's home. Her "house"  was not much more than an old wardrobe and a pile of twigs and branches. She washed clothes for people in the village and became known Åsakärringen.
On the slope between the dance restaurant and Klova Hallarna, the lactic acid stings in your legs. Stop and catch your breath, and take a look at the old stony road you are walking along. In some places it was been worn down several metres into the ground.

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