June 24, 2020
Take road 11 towards Simrishamn. Turn north at the roundabout,
where the road turns right, take a road to the left.
After the road to Gröstorp, it should be possible to park on the
south side of the road by a filled wetland.
The description says "future parking".
Our acquaintance is already in place. A barrier blocks access to the car park.
There is room for two cars in front of the barrier.
Strange with a trail, but without parking.
A few tens of meters to the west, a dirt road runs north.
It is a trail past three ancient monuments from different times.
Pittjestenen is an erected stone from the Iron Age,
Stenstuan a megalithic tomb from the Stone Age and Kvejsahöj
which is a burial mound from the Bronze Age.
At the path towards Pittjestenen and Stenstuan is a
larger information sign. Follow the path at the edge of the field
to Pittjeststenen. The stone stands out in a wheat field
with cornflowers. A path goes through the field out to the stone,
which was once erected for a reason unknown today.
A granite boulder that has been set up in a pit with packed pebbles.
Dated to the later part of the Iron Age (150-1050 AD).
A legend says that a giant rests here in the landscape
and the stone is his phallus.
Goes back to the path that goes through wheat fields to Stenstuan,
a megalithic tomb from the Neolithic around 3300 BC.
Shall be the heart of the giant.
A tomb with walls of boulders and collapsed roof stones.
A five meter long corridor to the east is the entrance to the burial chamber.
There should be bowl pits on a stone, but we do not find it.
The grave is quite badly shape. To the north is the next ancient monument,
Kvejsahöj, a high Bronze Age tomb.
To get there you have to go back and follow the edge of the field.
Out to the mound is a path through the cornfield.
The pile symbolizes the giant's head.
The burial mound was built 3,500 years ago.
We go up on the seven meter high mound.
Gets a nice view of the landscape.
Up on the crest is a pit, during World War II
a machine gun was placed on top.
Sitting down and having lunch. Warm and sunny.
Goes back to the cars.
Drive to Tobisvik and eat ice cream at "Otto in the middle of nowhere".
Goes to the beach for a quick bath to cool us down before heading home.
Many on the beach but none in the water.
The explanation is algal blooms. Drive home without a bath.
GPS: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 55.548394, 14.313791