Stenbock's ramparts
built in the beginning of the 18th century as a defence against invasion. Between Sjöbobadet and Barsebäckshamn is a track along the coastline.

20 February 2011: Shortly before Barsebäckshamn is a coastal road going north. After a short distance one come to Barsebäcks Saltsjöbad, or Barseback beach, also known as the Sjöbo bath. For the bathing beach, there is also a conference facilities, is a parking lot which I use. A stile takes me in to the pasture. In there lies a redoubt with a moat, along the coast runs a meter-high rampart. The redoubt was for the artillery and troops. The ramparts was built in the 1710s, when Magnus Stenbock was the governor of Scania, hence the name Stenbock's ramparts. They were built as defense against a new invasion from Denmark. Stenbock's army had in the Battle of Helsingborg in 1710 held back a Danish attempt to reconquer Scania. Around the redoubt is today a frozen moat. From the redoubt, I see the sea, and to the northwest, is a burial mound with a defensive bunker from World War II. Just south of the redoubt is an old monument, a grave-mound. I follow the embankment to the south a few hundred meters, it ends at a stile at some houses. Continuing south, you can continue on to Barsebäckshamn.

I return along the embankment. On the coastal side of the embankment is a footpath. Halfway along the embankment is a bulge, a bastion from which one could shoot parallell to the coast. Below the bastion is a picnic table. When I look towards the sea I look out over the beach, a large stone, and a stone pier. I walk up on the fort from World War II, on the stone pier and the ice below the fort is people walking. I go out on the pier. Swell makes the ice to rise and fall, there is a low whimper from the ice. I sit on the shore at the large stone and drink my coffee.

9 September 2007: I walk the trail north along the coast from Barsebäckshamn. In some places stands reeds. It is blowing fresh. The trail passes by the houses in Tegelvik. On the meadows are several Bronze Age burial mounds. Coming up to the Stenbock's ramparts, built in the 1710s as defense against invasion. Below is a pebbly beach, but one can with some good will to take a dip there. Inside lies a redoubt. To the north is a nice and shallow popular swimming spot. I go out on a stone pier, which I think does not belong to the defense establishment, and drink my coffee.

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