Sankt Olof well
located in a grove near Hallaröd church. During the Middle Ages a center of the Sankt Olof cult, and was probably already a sacrifice well.

July 7, 2013: I park at Hallaröd church. I ask a man for a toilet. There was formerly in a shed, but it's gone. I will make a visit to the bushes instead. Inside, on a tree, someone has posted a cloth animal. On the ground, is glass, some broken. Strange.

Heading west along the northern cemetery wall goes cut grass path. I follow it. Soon, I get into a grove of trees. In the spring, the trail can be really wet, today it is dry and fine. Transitioning to a real path. The other end of the grove is St. Olaf well. Olof Haraldsson, King of Norway, which he christened with brutal methods. He was killed July 29th 1030 in the Battle of Stiklestad in central Norway. His Holiness proved by miracles that took place at his grave. In the Middle Ages became the well a pilgrimage spot, sacrificed money and food for health and prosperity. The biggest day was the Olof Day on July 29. One visited while here also the fair held near the church. The market moved in the 1700s to Horby where it is today. Today is a pilgrimtrail from Höör to the well.

The well is located behind a stone wall. A honeysuckle is as a gate in the opening in the stone wall. Benches invite you to sit down, somewhat uncomfortable, for a moment of silence. I eat my lunch. Once pilgrim wandered here to sacrifice to cure their ailments. Maybe something for me with my troublesome back. I sit down at the well, looking down into the water. The back does not get better. I suppose I am too stingy that does not sacrifice any money, and the food, that I have already eaten up.

I've been here a few times, in spring flower anemones. Today ferns adorn the stone wall. The trail Skåneleden passing by, this is a place for a short rest for the hiker. My rest finish, walk back to the church, and drive home on the scenic route between Hallaröd and Munkarp.

Hallaröd church