Section: 7B Agusa - Torparebron

Along footpaths and small roads on the Linderödsåsen ridge. You walk over ancient common land with beech woodland on acid soils and over fences into rich pastures with grazing cows and sheep. An abandoned graveyard, a café cave and giant trees.

Nature reserve Drakamöllan<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth JoelssonClose to Hörröd<br />
                                    Photo: Kenneth Joelsson
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Along footpaths and small roads on the Linderödsåsen ridge. You walk over ancient common land with beech woodland on acid soils and over fences into rich pastures with grazing cows and sheep. An abandoned graveyard, a café cave and giant trees.

Nature

At Agusa camp site you have a view over the wildlife enclosure with wild boar and red deer. To the north you follow a footpath over the esker known as Jären; the largest in eastern Skåne. Here there is tall beech woodland and closer to Hörröd you can find giant oaks. The large trees are first class homes for insects and birds.
East of the villages you step into a pasture with juniper bushes and an exciting flora. Along the narrow path you get a sense of how a large part of Linderödsåsen looked a hundred years ago.
After walking along small roads and boardwalks, the pasture of Äskebjär awaits you. Among the juniper bushes and grazing cows you can find breckland thyme, meadow saxifrage, several different orchids and a lovely view.
Along footpaths you walk across the grazed hills of Drakamöllan, with a view and herbs such as dwarf everlasting and dwarf pasque flower. Exclusive birds such as golden oriole, tree and tawny pipit thrive here.
The section follows woodland tracks in to Maglehems Ora, where there is one of the largest beech woodlands on acid soils in the country.

Cultural History

The village of Agusa is ancient with stone walls and old houses. One of these is called Agusastugan. Anna Mårtensson lived here up until 1944, when she left the cottage in the same condition as when she moved in.
The village of Hörröd originates from the middle ages and on the hill adjacent to the church there is an abandoned graveyard which was associated with the church from the 1400s. On the slopes of the ridge you can find a more modern cultural relic; the priests café cave from 1900.
At Äskebjär you walk past a burial cairn and to the south of that you step into the beautiful miller's landscape. Drakamöllan got its name from the miller called Drake, who had his mill by the River Julebodaån. You walk straight through an ancient rural landscape, where grazing is combined with agriculture. The hills were grazed for ten or so years and were then ploughed and sown.
Maglehems Ora is ancient woodland on common land and was grazed by pigs. The pigs were transported many tens of kilometres, including from Glimmingehus south of Tommarp, in order to fatten up on the beech mast in the woodland.

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