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.

September 28, 2014
Walk trail along the water to the east of Öved. Have parked at Öved church. One walk along a rim after a volcano. Coming out on Stenbrottsvägen, a dirt road that goes past the current target, Hell's Tomb - Helvetesgraven.

There were red sandstone, which among other things was used for the facade of Övedskloster. Turn right on the road. Look for safety on the map. Wait! One should take a left. Turn. After about a kilometer a beech grove next to a smaller forest road. In there is Hell Tomb.

A water-filled former quarry. The name implies abusive working conditions. The sandstone was formed during the Silurian more than 400 million years ago. As this was a shallow seabed. Later, it became a desert area and then the sandstone got its red color as it has today.

Most of it is hidden under the surface. Today, the green-colored algae. In the ground should be long galleries from the quarry active time. The quarry is surrounded by deciduous forest.

Starting with lunch overlooking the quarry. Going clockwise around the quarry. At the gravel road is a place big enough to park in. A hollow going down to the water, inaccessible. Following the edge of the quarry. On the eastern side of the boulder. Others have been here and knocked stone. There emerges the red color of the sandstone.

A bit tricky at the edge. Fully workable. After rounding the northern tip is a small staircase up a low hill. The west side is steeper.

Next is a forest road. On the other side of it is spruce. Go back through it and looking mushrooms.

End by watch football in Bjärsjölagård. BW90 - Hässleholms IF. Ends 1-1. Sausage and coffee.

Map