Section: 8 Rydebäck – Landskrona

Sandy footpaths on the edge of the cliffs combined with easy walking along coastal roads. The view is not at all bad! Sand, bricks and stones tell incredible stories and authors find their magic. Graves by the sea, fishing villages and a special military history.

Glumslövs backar <br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarGlumslövs backar<br />
                                    Photo: Johan HammarGlumslövs backar<br />
                                    Photo: Johan Hammar
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Sandy footpaths on the edge of the cliffs combined with easy walking along coastal roads. The view is not at all bad! Sand, bricks and stones tell incredible stories and authors find their magic. Graves by the sea, fishing villages and a special military history.

Nature

The section follows coastal roads and sandy footpaths along the coast. Here you wander along the huge hills of Glumslöv. The depth of the soil is more than 100 metres and the deepest in Sweden. Inside the hills, well-travelled stones are hidden; from Norway, Småland, Bornholm etc. They travelled with the ice and when there is a landslide, they come up to the surface again.
On the dry sunny slopes, rare animals such as sand lizard and different butterflies thrive.
At the valley of Hilleshögs Dalar you find grazed areas with cowslips and sand martins thrive in the steep cliff at Sandbergen. Backafall on the island of Ven is the same type of sea cliff as this.
At Lill-Olas very tall black pines grow alongside bush-like mountain pine. The rare european green toad lives in the ponds nearby. 
Take a diversion from the Trail and take a trip out to the island of Ven - views, sea cliffs, greater musk mallow and roads virtually free of cars await you.
On the banks around the Citadel, grows grass with its roots in the 1700-1800s, naturalised trees, bushes and plants. Almost 400 species!

Cultural History

Along this section of coast, there were once several brick factories. Note the ponds which were once clay pits, road-fill material with remnants of brick making material and discarded bricks.
The most well conserved chambered tumulus in Sweden is at Ålabodarna, called the "Grave by the Sea". The village is a genuine fishing village and Örenäs Manor nearby has its own chequered history.  The house in German Baroque style was completed during the First World War and cost one million Swedish crowns to build.
The stretch of coast has cultivated several authors, including Amelie Posse and Selma Lagerlöf.
The towns of Landskrona and Rustningshamn offer military history. Here there is the only earthwork fortification in Sweden, square banks from the 1700s, concrete bunkers from the Second World War and much more.
The Citadel was built in the middle of the 1500s and later became the most modern fortress in Scandinavia. Below the banks, you can see the oldest area of allotments in Sweden.

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