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Best trails in Verkeån Nature Reserve, Skåne, Sweden

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#1 - Skåneleden Trail: Vantalängan to Verkasjön
Verkeån Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
On this trail you will see oak, beech, avenue, elm, ash and of course forest linden. The trail follows Verkeån, through a deep valley where the slopes are clad with artificial beech forest and nearer to the brook grows pestilence. Unusual small animals live in the water and here trout are playing. Along the river, you can see dolphins, caverns and kingfishers. At Hallamölla you will find one of Skåne's highest waterfalls, 23 meters high. After the winding path in the bottom of the valley, the trail begins to move upwards. The lush deciduous forest is replaced by dry pastures overlooking the river. 500 million years old alum shale and lots of fossils are exposed to the crime of alumni. One centimeter of slate corresponds to about 2000 years. The power at the river's large waterfall was used for grinding grain, here you find the well-preserved Hallamölla mill. It is referred to in 1491 and was in use until 1949. At the grazed height north-east of the mill, there were houses of houses with spawn and prison cells. The most common crime was the theft of firewood within the Workshop, because the mill was entitled to all forest within a radius of two miles. Alunbruket was once Skåne's largest industry, and by the middle of the 18th century up to 900 people lived here. At that time, the ground lay cal and the smoke thick and yellowish white. You pass utility buildings such as the stables and the hospital, as well as clear residues after the boiler house, caravan and red slag heaps. There is also an underground channel here. The story of alumni and Christinehof began in 1635 when Jochum Beck stayed and dreamed that a treasure was buried. In the morning they found black slate. He laid the foundation for the mill but under Christina Piper it flourished. In 1737, she began the construction of the castle. Show more
#2 - Brösarp to Haväng Beach Trail
Verkeån Nature Reserve
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#3 - Skåneleden Trail: Kivik to Vantalängan
Verkeån Nature Reserve
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
This trail takes you along the beach past Kivik's marketplace and through the Vitemölla hiking area. Here you meet the rare habitat of sandstacks, with a large number of endangered species. Grazing animals, rabbits and visitors are responsible for nature conservation work. At Haväng look out for black and white sand, created from moraine and quartz, respectively, and brick-colored "open gates" from Andrarum's alum. You pass bridges over winding rivers with sandy bottom, suitable play areas for sea trout and stone mud. The trail turns off inland and you walk among pastures over Ravlunda's dry heaths. When you have passed road 19 you walk on paths over Brösarps northern slopes. The steep slopes were formed by the melting ice sheet. Here grazing animals go and groom the soil in favor of sand lily, sandy carnations and flowering flowers. In the Vitemölla hiking area there is the outdoor museum Lindgren's long that tells about 9000 years old submerged forests, gold trees and a hidden natural harbor. Right next door you can see the Örakaren, landscaped waterfalls with jump fishing traps. Havängsdösen is a grave monument from the Stone Age and the stretch to the west is bordered by resting stones from the Iron Age. The Ravlunda field is a military firing field that was redeemed in 1943. The relationship between forest and open land has not changed since the beginning of the 19th century. Then there was an extensive agriculture with rye, potatoes or spring seeds. The trail passes over the museum railway, perhaps the steam train pops up. At the churches in Ravlunda and Brösarp there are tombstones that encourage reflection. One associated Fritiof Nilsson Pirate, the other one over the victim in the mentioned Yngsjö word. North of Brösarp you walk past the village's gallows hill. At the top of the hill, the hangers were clearly visible to villagers and passers-by. Make a detour to Glimmebodagården, a culturally marked four-lined farm originating as a forest guard village for Glimmingehus. Show more
#4 - Hallamölla Vattenfall Loop
Verkeån Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#5 - Skåneleden Trail: Verkasjön to Agusa
Verkeån Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
The path largely follows the crest of a ridge called Jären. The roller coaster is the largest in eastern Skåne and was created when the ice sheet melted away. Here and there you are led down to the lush and wet, where the bumps and smaller bridges lead you on. To the south you will find the fishing lake Verkasjön and north you pass a little pond. At the camp site Agusa stands tallest beech forest and from the camp you have a view of the wilds. The area is a nature reserve. Andrarum's alumni was once Skåne's largest industry, and at the middle of the 18th century up to 900 people lived here. At that time, the ground lay cal and the smoke thick and yellowish white. Along the leg, you pass past slag heaps, water-filled crimes, the magazine and north of a collection of small half-timbered houses. They were the workplace of the mill. The lake of Verka is an artificial lake running out of a bog. It was cleaned on peat and dammed to give the mill water for leaching of burned slate. From the lake the water was led to a smaller pond, and Skåneleden passes over it. The construction of Christinehof's castle began in 1737 by Christina Piper. Under her, both castles and mills flourished. Today there is an ecopark in the castle. At Breabäck you will encounter the protected road between Andrarum and Agusa. There is also an old breakaway cabin where linen was dried and broken to become linen fabric. The village of Agusa is archaic with stone farm buildings and old houses, where the Agus cabin is one of them. Show more