23 Ängeholm - Utvälinge
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On this short stage, you’ll walk from the beautiful coastal town of Ängelholm, through the Kronoskogen Forest, with its inviting rolling dunes, onwards along cycle tracks and across the Vege River to the remains of brickworks in Utvälinge.
When the great inland ice left Skåne, 13,000 years ago, the Ängelholm Plain lay under water. Large amounts of fine sand came rushing with the melt water, sank down and settled on the bottom. When the land was then raised, the seabed became firm ground and the entire plain was covered in sand.
Make a detour and visit the UFO Monument, a model of a UFO which the famous Ängelholm character Gösta “Pollen King” Carlsson arranged to have built. According to the story, Gösta himself witnessed a UFO landing in the Sibirien Forest on 18th May 1946. A model of the spacecraft is situated at the location of the alleged landing.
In the Kronoskogen Forest hiking area, you’ll encounter a diverse landscape. The rolling dunes, known locally as “klitter”, characterise the entire shoreline and are shaped by the wind into hills and caves. Here you can enjoy, among other things, sand sedge, sheep’s-bit and lady’s bedstraw, as well as the endangered species of tawny pipits and maritime mason bees. Between the dunes and further inland, the knotty pine trees take over. The dry pine forest is crossed by marsh ditches, which periodically overflow and make the paths wet. Here you will come across titmice, woodpeckers, red-backed shrikes and stock doves. The European nightjar, Ängelholm's local bird, can be heard on summer nights with its churring trill.
Over a hundred years ago, there was intense activity around the Rönne River. On the paths which nowadays run along the banks of the river, men struggled to pull barges by hand with ropes.
In Utvälinge, you can follow the remains of the brickworks. There are pits where the clay was dug up, a mill building classified as historically significant and beside the island of Rönnen you will find rails and a harbour for transport. Bricks were produced here between 1870 and 1969. Before the brick era, fishing was the most important industry, and in Utvälinge there was once a fishing chapel where the fishermen could hold services during the fishing season.
- 1-7 km
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