Along cycle tracks and streets you walk through the leafy town
centre of Landskrona and out towards the open rural landscape. Keep
an eye out for the island of Gipsön, made from gypsum, which was a
bi-product from the fertiliser plant.
Take a diversion from the Trail and take a trip out to the island
of Ven - views are your constant companion, sea cliffs, greater
musk mallow and roads virtually free of cars are the islands'
At the River Saxån there are grazed meadows with plants which
tolerate salt such as sea aster, annual sea blite and sea wormwood.
The area has lots of birds and in the river there are giant perch.
The river is longer than you imagine; the river bed continues 5-6
km out into the Öresund strait.
Continue through Häljarp and along forestry tracks through
Saxtorpskogen. Here you can find bilberry, cowberry and dwarf
everlasting. The rare spadefoot toad lives in the man-made
You pass by yet another community and you reach Järavallen
Recreation Area. Here there are pastures, pine woodland, lakes and
a view over Öresund. Järavallen got its name from the bank which
runs along the coast. The bank was formed by an ancient sea
4000-7000 years ago, the Litorina Sea.
The country's king- Erik of Pomerania, King of Denmark, Norway
and Sweden, had great plans when in 1413, he gave the fishing
village of Södra Säby municipal rights (right to trade) and the new
name Landskrona. The good location meant it required good defences,
which can be seen easily as you wander through the town; cannons,
earth banks and the Citadel fortress. A man-made island with a fort
protected the harbour.
Below the earth banks, the oldest allotment area in Sweden is
located, dating from the end of the 1800s. The first allotments
were divided amongst the workmen and apprentices at the Citadel.
The allotments quickly became popular and the ones nearest the
inner moat were quickly taken over by members of the high
Saxtorpsskogen is the oldest woodland in Landskrona and was
planted as a protection from drifting sand. It contains the remains
of an enclosure made of seaweed, built when there was neither wood
nor stone to build with