Section 4: Josefinelust-Strandbaden

You wander along footpaths over the dramatic Kullaberg. In the information centre (naturum) you can search for answers and come up with new questions. To the south you go through fishing villages, across pastures and along an interesting railway embankment. Visit the star strewn Krapperup Manor.

Ponds close to Mölle<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarCoastal hiking<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarMölle<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarThe cave of Josefine<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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You wander along footpaths over the dramatic Kullaberg. In the information centre (naturum) you can search for answers and come up with new questions. To the south you go through fishing villages, across pastures and along an interesting railway embankment. Visit the star strewn Krapperup Manor.

Nature

This section is also a part of Kullaleden.

You follow footpaths out to the end of Kullaberg and further south through the nature reserve. On the way you can visit one of the caves in the hill. The view is phenomenal in places and there is a chance of seeing seals and porpoises. Look out for exclusive visitors including peregrine falcon and sea birds from the Atlantic. Kullaberg is unusually rich, both above and below the surface.

Keep an eye out for nature's finery! In the Silvergrottan (Silver Cave) you can find pegmatite (which looks like silver), along the path which takes you there you trip over fool's gold and at Ransvik the Diamantklipporna shine with hornblende and garnet. Your nostrils are filled with the strong onion smell from the plant wild garlic.

South of Mölle you walk partly along a railway embankment and partly over bird-rich coastal heaths. The heaths are a remnant of the many kilometre long pasture known as Kulla Fälad. Close to the water mill, orchids grow and in June you hear the tooting song of the fire-bellied toad.
At Nyhamnsläge you find tall black pines and bush-like mountain pine.

Cultural History

People have been attracted to Kullen's caves since the Stone Age and onwards. They have been used for shelter while fishing, to hide contraband or just for excitement. The thousand year old lighthouse history began with simple fires lit each night. In 1570, a wooden lighthouse stood here where the flames burned 10 metres high. The current lighthouse was opened in 1900 and has the strongest light in Scandinavia.

Just to the south, you pass the bathing area which has attracted many visitors; Ransvik and Mölle. In the 1890s it was considered to be a nest of sin, as it was the first place in Sweden where men and women bathed together. The bathing area became hugely popular and a railway line called the Möllebanan was built in 1910.

Old fishermen's houses are mixed with pensions and summer houses in Mölle. North of the harbour there are defences dating from Carl XII's time.

Take a little detour via the Krapperup estate. It has characterised Kullabygden since the Middle Ages and at that time belonged to the Krognos family, today it is owned by the Gyllenstiernska Krapperupsstiftelsen. During the 1720s the then owner had Lerhamn built, a harbour where the sea bed was covered in blue clay. The pine woodland along the coast was also planted by the estate. The trees were meant to stop the sand from drifting and protect the farms inland.

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