This section is also a part of Kullaleden.
Follow the footpath along the beach past gnarly mountain pines.
Carry on walking through the potter's town of Höganäs and past
harbours for recreational boats and bathing areas. Under you there
is a very thin, but many tens of kilometres long layer of coal. It
is giddying to think that this was once wet woodland with ferns,
ginko trees and dinosaurs, 200 million years ago. In the mine
shafts, many footprints from that period have been found.
South of town you walk along the shore through pastures and
fishing villages. At Lerberget you pass soft sand dunes and pasque
flowers in their thousands. The unusual plants of dwarf everlasting
and sea holly also grow here.
When you have passed Viken, there is a stream with purple
loosestrife and the rare great horsetail. If you come across banks
which run parallel with the coast, then you are on the track of an
ancient sea. The old shoreline is called the Litorina bank and was
washed up here 4000-7000 years ago.
You virtually trip over the first historical remains at the camp
site. The stone row emerged when space for the shelter was cleared
and marks the boundary of the parish. The woodland at
Strandbadsskogen was planted in the 1800s by the lord of the manor
at Krapperup. The pines were planted to stop sand drift and to
protect the farms of Lovisefred and Nyrup inland.
When the railway tracks to the exclusive seaside resort of Mölle
were rolled out in 1920, the railway station at Strandbaden was
also built. The area became summer paradise for Höganäs residents
and to the east there are rows of summer villas.
Höganäs is well known for its pottery, but originates from a
fishing and mining village. Kilometre long mine shafts underground
and the remaining slag heaps are a reminder of the mining that took
place between 1797 and 1961.
Viken is a fishing village with character! The village was
considerable in size with some forty farms in the 1570s. You come
into the oldest part of the village at the southern end, with
fishermen's cottages, captain's houses and drying places for nets.
You can also find rocks covered in sharpening grooves from the
Stone Age here.
The pastures and heaths that you pass by are the remnants of the
pasture called Kulla Fälad.