2 Jonstorp - Arild
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Footpaths lead you across coastal meadows with abundant birdlife, and on a narrow coastal road, you’ll encounter one fishing village after another. Historical findings attest to Stone Age hunting, and more recent musical history includes a song about a goose boy from Skåne, sung by Edvard Persson (see below).
Follow narrow coastal roads through more recent fishing villages, and twisting roads through pastureland. The rise leading up to Kullaberg begins here, and, in places, you can see 1.7 billion year old bedrock exposed to the light of day. From Bökebäck, you’ll enjoy the view of the wide field of pebbles and the blue sea.
On the sandy ground around the Görslövsån River, you’ll be walking on the ancient bed of what was once Kulla Sound. This sound extended from Jonstorp to Höganäs, with Kullaberg being a rocky island in the Kattegatt. The cape where Jonstorp is currently located, was an especially attractive area for fishing and hunting seals, and thousands of finds from that period have been discovered.
Jonstorp and Rekekroken are most closely associated with Edvard Persson, who was arguably the most famous and beloved entertainer that the province of Skåne ever produced. It was here he retired, philosophized and fed the swans, after having had enormous success in shows that related to Skåne, such as "Kalle på Spången" and "Söder om landsvägen", as well as the famous song about the goose boy from Skåne, "Jag är en liten gåsapåg från Skåne. "
At Svanshall harbour, you can learn something about the history of fishing. Here, you can see the cauldron where the fishing nets were doused with tar, Stejlebacken Hill, where they were hung up to dry, and, in addition, a little maritime museum that displays and selection of treasures belonging to captains.
Your hike takes you past several quarries. East of Svanshall, limestone was quarried. Later, ice blocks were sawed there, and in the 1940s, this was the scene of thrilling bandy matches. West of this is a quarry in which the bedrock was transformed into macadam from the 1930s to the 1960s.
In the Middle Ages, Arild was a fishing village that belonged to the Bishop of Lund. In the latter half of the 19th century, tourism increased in importance, as artists and authors began to appreciate the magical summer light of this place. There are no restaurants here, so don’t forget to take your lunch pack.
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