Section 3: Skäret-Josefinelust

Winding streets lead you through well-known fishing villages and footpaths over dramatic pastures. Kullaberg awaits you to the west with caves, sea stacks, woodlands and views.

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                                    Photo: Johan HammarHimmelstorpsgården<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarTaking a swedish "fika"<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarKullaberg is one of the highlights of walking i Sweden.<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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Winding streets lead you through well-known fishing villages and footpaths over dramatic pastures. Kullaberg awaits you to the west with caves, sea stacks, woodlands and views.

Nature

This section is also a part of Kullaleden.

Follow narrow streets through the fishing village of Skäret where escapees such as ivy-leaved toadflax and stonecrops thrive. Paths take you on to Nabben and the spit of Stensnäs. The bedrock rises steeply out of the pasture and below lie shingle beaches, sea stacks and the sea.

Along the coast you can see a bank from an ancient sea; The Littorina Sea. The banks show where the coast lay 4000-7000 years ago.

The fishing village of Arlid awaits you in the shelter of Kullaberg, with winding streets and narrow passages. Here you can see unexpected berries and fruit such as grapes, mullberry and fig. You can also come across the naturalised yellow welsh poppy.

Paths take you in to Kullaberg Nature Reserve. Kullaberg has a varied geological history, the gneiss is almost unrecognisable and magma has forced its way through on several occasions. There is also a special rock type here called "kullait", a reddish type of diabase, which is so different from the other types that it has been given its own name. There are also cliffs which sparkle with calcite and quartz. The horst itself was created when two parallel cracks formed and the crust of the earth sunk down on either side.

Cultural History

Arild is a medieval fishing village equipped with a holy well and a fisherman's chapel. The village was later discovered by artists and tourists. The neighbouring village of Skäret is smaller but just as lovely. glänser ikapp. Here can you be served with the nationally reknowede vanilla heart biscuits originating from the harsh 1930s.

When you walk across the barren pastures of Nabben, bear in mind that the majority of Kullen looked like this a couple of hundred years ago. On the spit, there are the Nabbahögarna, burial mounds from the Bronze Age.

Genuine timber-framed buildings, grazing animals in the pastures and a café in teh summer - you have come to Himmelstorpsgården. The farm dates from the 1400s and like many other farms, belonged to the Krapperup estate. Nearby you can find a stone circle from the Iron Age and down below the steep slopes are the creations known as Nimis and Arx.

You can see for miles from the summit at Håkull, 187.5 metres above sea level.

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