Section: 7 Helsingborg - Rydebäck

The section follows the Landborg plateau through Helsingborg. On smaller roads and paths you go through a centre with a unique cultural environment. Cycle tracks lead you on to the shore and meadows. Fortress for both Vikings and robbers, an oasis with spring water and coffee.

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                                    Photo: Johan HammarPhoto: Johan HammarRydebäck<br />
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The section follows the Landborg plateau through Helsingborg. On smaller roads and paths you go through a centre with a unique cultural environment. Cycle tracks lead you on to the shore and meadows. Fortress for both Vikings and robbers, an oasis with spring water and coffee.

Nature

Walk from Kärnan and through Slottshagen, a park from the 1900s with exotic trees and a view over the Öresund strait. You walk along footpaths and cycle tracks past Möllebacken and through the park by Konsul Persson's villa. Huge quantities of the plant bird-in-a-bush grow here.
You reach the ravine at Jordbodalen along roads. Follow the stream with several small bridges and a waterfall and continue on paths and cycle tracks to Ramlösa Brunnspark. Here you walk through another ravine with a woodland park and stream.
A short distance to the south, you pass Ättekulla's meadows, pastures and woodland with wood anemones and lily-of-the-valley.  Further on you go down into the deep valley of the River Råån. Botanise amongst unusual plants, fish and animals. The river is, from a geological perspective, very young. When the glaciers left Skåne and the river found its way back onto its original course, the ice had left the sandy hills of Glumslöv in its way.
The town thins out and soon Örby Meadows lie at your feet, an extensive sandy beach and species rich sandy heath. There are more than 400 plants, 300 fungi and many birds and insects found here.

Cultural History

Building of the tower of Kärnan began around 1310 and was part of a larger fortress. Around the tower were a mantlet wall, a ring wall and a moat. Does it originate from a Viking fort?
Helsingborg is rich in interesting buildings, a few of these from the 1600-1700s include the Jacob Hansens, Henchelska gården and Gamlegård.
In the park by Konsul Persson's villa you can find a café cave, a bower surrounded by a stone wall. These café caves were once common over the whole of the Landborg cliff.
The Mariakyrka in Helsingborg was built in the 1400s but the sandstone blocks by the plinth reveal that there was a church darting from the 1100s here.
In Ramlösa Brunnspark there are beautiful buildings from the period when high society drank healing water. A provincial doctor described the spring as a "veritable blessing" and officially launched drinking of healing water in 1707.  Historically Ramlösaskogen was the haunt of robbers.
At Ättekulla you pass burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Age.

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