Section 1: Utvälinge-Farhult

Along footpaths and roads you walk along the coast of Skälderviken. The area is a nursery for birds, fish and everything in between. The sand rampages, forming and re-forming all the time. To the west swimming in the sea, sand dunes and extensive coastal meadows await you.

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Along footpaths and roads you walk along the coast of Skälderviken. The area is a nursery for birds, fish and everything in between. The sand rampages, forming and re-forming all the time. To the west swimming in the sea, sand dunes and extensive coastal meadows await you.

Nature

This section is also a part of Kullaleden.

This section follows the coast along Skälderviken. The shallow bay and all the small lagoons along the shore provide good homes for exclusive wildlife including different kinds of birds, young fish and small animals. The salt content in the water is high which attracts odd sorts of shellfish and crabs.

The huge amount of sand at the mouth of the River Vegeån is in constant motion. Look out over the reef and the island which are completely made up of sand. Just nearby, lies the island of Rönnen; seal territory. Sometimes peregrine falcons come to visit.

A bit up from the pebbly beach you can follow the shore of the Litorina Sea. The shingle banks were washed up some 4000-7000 years ago.
Gentle sand dunes and a nice place for a swim can be found at Farhultsbaden.

Cultural History

You can follow in the footsteps of brick-making at Utvälinge. Pits where the clay was extracted, a factory building which is now a historic monument and adjacent to the island of Rönnen you can find rail tracks and a harbour for transport. Bricks were made here between 1870 and 1969. Prior to bricks, fishing was the main industry. At Utvälinge there was a fisherman's chapel, where fishermen could come to a service even during the fishing season.

The coastal meadows you walk across are the remnants of a gigantic pasture; Kulla Fälad. It covered eight parishes, 17 000 tunnland (8500 hectares), and extended over the whole of the Kullahalvön peninsula and further south.

By the church at Farhult, dating from the 1200s, you can find a historical environment with a tiondelada (a barn where a portion of the harvest was stored for bad times), a vicarage and a school. There is a Dutch windmill a short distance from the church.

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