Section: 8 Maglebjär - Onsvalakällan

This route takes you along footpaths and small roads closer to habitation, past planted woodlands and beautiful pastures. Ruins and memorial stones are hidden in the vegetation and a spring freshens you up along the way.

Spring Onsvalakällan<br />
                                    Photo: Magnus Malm
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This route takes you along footpaths and small roads closer to habitation, past planted woodlands and beautiful pastures. Ruins and memorial stones are hidden in the vegetation and a spring freshens you up along the way.

Nature

Here you are close to habitation, but you hardly notice. The woodland is dense apart from where it has been clear felled and in the young forestry plantations. At Sjunnerup you pass through a couple of stony pastures. Here the trees have been able to grow unhindered and have formed wide crowns.
In general, spruce woodland dominates, but small broadleaved trees line the path to the west and tall, straight beech stems to the east.
In a couple of places you walk past really ancient, gnarly trees. One example is the creaky old beech tree at Bökestorp. It is a biotope in itself, down below you find the croft's old water source.

Cultural History

At Sjunnerup you pass by the old railway station. Lots of Malmö residents came here to visit the ski tracks and footpaths at Frostavallen.
The route takes you on over logs and especially stones. Clearance cairns adorn the surrounding area and sometimes even the path where you put your feet. Terraces from historical cultivation are concealed on the slope. Discrete stone monuments and burial cairns reveal that the area was used during the Iron Age.
In several places the path goes through the middle of ruined crofts and cottages. Close by the Trail stands the Brahestenen (the Brahe Stone). Magnus Brahe and his troops rested up here in 1788.
Onsvalakällan is the jewel in the crown of this section. There is supposed to be magical water here and it was said that it was once the place that "heathens" congregated after battle.

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