You wander along footpaths and walk through Järavallen
Recreation Area. It is an area of pine woodland and shimmering
lakes. A viewing tower and a flower-rich coastal meadow await you
to the west.
The extensive bank which follows you virtually wherever you go
along the Öresundsleden Trail is a more than 4000 year old shore
ridge, called the Littorine Ridge or Järavallen. It is very obvious
within the recreation area.
The Trail passes the neatly trimmed golf course and follows the
coast road along the shallow bay of Lundåkrabukten. Here you find
space and views out over the sea, arable fields and coastal
meadows. Botanise among the hardy plants in the meadow; plants that
are adapted to very wet and salty or very dry and harsh conditions.
The coastal meadows and the surrounding skies vibrate with bird
activity and under the surface in the bay, fish come and breed. The
hot spots are the meadows at Järavallen, Barsebäckshamn and
When you turn inland, Lödde meadows and the River Kävlinge are
there to discover.
You travel through the Barsebäcks area. The name refers to a
small stream, but both the village and the area that became
Barsebäck estate were mentioned in documents from the 1100s. The
estate was at that time, a fortress surrounded by water. Since
1728, the Hamilton family have run the farm and the estate is not
open to the public.
At Barsebäck Saltsjöbad (seaside hotel) the Trail follows a path
and very soon the Stenbock banks appear at your feet. These
defensive banks were built in the early 1700s by the governor of
Skåne; Magnus Stenbock. Just to the south you go through Barsebäck
harbour, which in medieval times was a fishing village for the
In 1965, the plans for a nuclear power station at Barsebäck were
laid; 10 years later the first nuclear power station was built. The
power station produced electricity for 30 years, but this stopped
in 2005, although it is not closed. Today it is used for training
and has an information centre with exhibitions.
The most well conserved chambered tumulus is found at the highest
point of the peninsula and is called Gillhög. If you want to study
the interior of this Stone Age grave, there is a path which takes
you in. Take a torch though!
Both Stone Age boats and Viking ships have navigated along the
rivers Kävlinge and Lödde. During the Viking period, Löddeköpinge
developed into an important trading centre.