Pictures from Skåne - Sweden - Southeast Skåne

Excursions:
Adam and Eve - two lime kilns at Bjärsjölagård castle. The oldest from 1865. The business was closed in the 1940s.
Ale stones - at Kåseberga is the largest stone ship in Sweden. Controversial origin, grave or calendar? Beautifully situated overlooking the sea.
Andrarums alunverk - was an industrial complex between 1632-1912 that produced alum, a substance used e.g. for tanning leather, dyeing, and paper.
Benestads backar - is a nature reserve in southeastern Fyledalen overlooking the valley. The fields is calcareous with marshes and dry fields, which gives a rich flora.
Beritzholm - medieval castle which was demolished in the 1530s. Today, there are mounds and the remains of the moat. Located at Bjärsjölagård.
Bjärsjölagård lime quarry - limestone was mined probably here in the Middle Ages to the church building. 1865 was lime kilns built at the castle. It was closed down in the 1940's. Today, the quarry is filled with water.
Borstakärr - wetland at Christinehofs castle. On the footbridge over the water and on the ridge overlooking the wetland.
Brösarps nora backar - rolling hillsides at Brosarp, a moorland with beautiful vegetation.
Brösarps södra backar - hillsides with views at Brösarp. In the spring with beautiful flora, the most well known is the cowslips.
Bäckhalladalen - nature reserve northwest Simrishamn. Sandstone with ripple marks, ponds, grazed flat rock areas, former quarry.
Disas ting - in Svarte west of Ystad. Stone Circuit of unclear origin. Tradition say that the Virgin Disa had a session there. Could be the remains of a dolmen.
Drakamöllan - nature reserve south of Maglehem, a hilly moorland with typical moorland vegetation.
Forsemölla - with a water mill, wooded stream valley with waterfalls and rolling hills nothwest of Simrishamn.
Fyledalen... - is a broad valley south of Sjöbo, and west of Tomelilla.
Fyleverken - abandoned sand quarry in Fyledalen. Fine quartz sand, used for glass making and paint. The sand was formed during the jura era 150 million years ago. Water filled sandpits. Dramatic formations.
Gislövshammar - an idyllic little village that started as a fishing village in the 19th century. During a short period in 19th century millstones were cut in the limestone rocks on the coast. Out on the rocks, there are round holes after the millstones.
Gladsaxehus - -.
Grevlunda gravfält - 'grove at the graves' at Vitaby is a graveyard from the first millennium after Christ. A ship setting, a stone circle, six standing stones.
Gyllebo borgruin - castle was built around 1540 on a promontory in Gyllebo Lake northwest of Simrishamn. After several fires was the castle abandoned. Today walls remind about the castle.
Gyllebosjön - northwest of Simrishamn on Österlen. Swimming and hiking in the lush forest around the lake.
Hallamölla - water mill in Verkaån, and scenic spot with several waterfalls with a total drop of 23 meters.
Hallsberg garden - -.
Hammars backar - the ten kilometer Kåseberga ridge offers hills and towards the sea a steep cliff coastline, views towards the sea and land.
Havängsdösen - an approximately 5000 years old tomb at Haväng. A stone chamber tomb with a central chamber with roof blocks surrounded by stones. Beautifully situated on the Baltic Sea.
Heinge recreationarea - -.
Helvetesgraven - east of Öved. A waterfilled former quarry with red sandstone. The sandstone was formed during the Silurian more than 400 million years ago. As this was a shallow seabed.
Humlarödshus fälad - is a species-rich nature reserve on Romeleåsen. Among other cows, oaks, orchids come together at the pasture, overlooking Vomb valley.
Hylkan - south of Brantevik is an area of pasture and beach meadows. Here are traces of mining holes, where one first took silver and lead and later flourit.
Hästhagen - nature reserve at Svaneholm castle north of Skurup is a beech clad hill with nice flora.
Jungfrukällan - at Sankt Olof on Österlen. Well sprung at the site where a maid was killed by a rejected knight.
Järrestad - -.
Kaffestugan Alunbruket - coffee cottage in a half-timbered house which was built in the beginning of the 18th century as a housing for workers at Andrarums Alunbruk. East of Christinehof castle.
Kivik Art Centre - -.
Kolerakyrkogården i Baskem¨lla - In the 1850s cholera raged in Sweden. In Baskemölla ten people died in September 1855 of the disease. A memorial was erected in 1943 with the names of the deceased.
Kulturens Östarp - south of Veberöd is a living museum in the middle of the cultural landscape with agricultural environment from the 1830s and the 1930s.
Churches 20090912 - -.
Churches 20091004 - -.
Kåseberga - nice fishing village east of Ystad offering fish restaurant with shop, view of the sea, and Ales stones.
Landskapslaboratoriet - in the southern part of Snogeholm's hiking area. Different species of forests to study how they are affected and grow depending on the surroundings.
Lindskogen - old mixed forest with hornbeam, oak, Small-leaved lime and beech. Woodpecker's favorite, it says. Nothing about bumblebees favorite.
Listarum - on Österlen, among former quarries. Maybe you can find fossils from the Ordovician 450 million years ago.
Listarumsåsen - forested ridges north of Smedstorp. In the spring the ground is covered with anemones.
Marsvinsholms skulpturpark - northwest of Ystad show during summers sculptures in the park. New exhibition each year.
Nedraby church ruin - south of Tomelilla. Erected in the 1200s. Was abandoned in 1635. The last pastor grave stone's are in the tower. Some other old tombstones. The ruin is today used for baptisms, weddings, funerals.
Prästens badkar - south of the bay is a unique half a billion years old geological formation, which is said to have been named after a priest who used it as a bathtub. Also called rose stone after its shape.
Ramnakullabackarna - a small nature reserve at Blentarp on eastern slope of Romeleåsen, with a creek valley and sweeping views.
Ravlunda church - from about 1200. Best known for the author Fritiof Nilsson Pirate tombstone.
Rydsgårds skog - north of Rydsgård with a four kilometer walking trail past a rune stone and a view.
Simrishamn church - St. Nicholas Church, originally probably a fish chapel consisting of the current choir. Since then extended. Gravestones in the church floor. Church walls of quartzite.
Simris rune stones - -.
Simris strandängar - -.
Sankt Olofs källa - holy well a few hundred meters south of the church in Saint Olaf. Was a center of Sankt Olof cult.
Stenshuvud - wellknow nationalpark south of Kivik. View, beach, nature.
Stjärneholm - -.
Svaneholms castle - -.
Tjörnedala - at Baskemölla north of Simrishamn is a recreation area. Nice pastures and meadows with among others orchids and cowslip.
Tommarps klosterruin - in the medieval city of Tumathorp, 1155 was founded a Premonstratenser monastery. During the Reformation, the monastery was shut down in 1540. Not much remains today.
Vallabacken - at Vitabys southern entrance is a circular stone clad ruin mound after a castle probably built during 110- or 1200's.
Vitabäckshällorna - nature reserve in Fyledalen, with old-growth forest, birdlife and flora. In the eastern part is a health well.
Vitemölla - recreation area north of Kivik with beaches, pine forest, deciduous forest, sandy steppe, hilly landscape with flowers.
Vitemölla - Brösarp - walk along the beach from Vitemölla to Haväng. On the hills south of the river Verkeån to Brösarp.
Vollsjö hembageri - on the square in Vollsjö with intact decor from the 1950s.
Vomb... - -.
Ystad... - -.
Axes rock - south of Simrislund, on the road betweem Simrishamn and Brantevik, is a flat rock with rock carvings. On the is a large amount of carvings.
Ängakåsen - burial ground south of Kivik, with a stone ship, a large (Monetary tomb) and several smaller stone settings and two remains of prehistoric buildings.
Öradekaren - fish catch facility in Verkeån at Haväng. From the 1600s. Here was caught trout.
Örsjö rune stone - -.
Österlenleden... - the hiking trail Skåneleden.
Öved church - a small whitewashed church with no tower, built in 1759-61.

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