[Passengers] Local Discoveries Torna Hällestad
Time & Location
Join us for a picnic and walk through the cultural landscape of Torna Hällestad!
In this Local Discovery, we will take you to the cultural landscape that extends around the village of Torna Hällestad, about 15 kilometers to the east of Lund. You will see the typical meadows and fields of the Skåne countryside, some amazing beech forests, and also discover that our region is not really as flat as one could think.
We will leave the cars at the parking lot of the Dalby stenbrott lake, and from there start out along the ridge of Knivsåsen, continue over the ridge of Södra Hällestadsåsen and from there reach the abandoned railroad of Dalby-Torna Hällestad that is nowadays a beautiful walkway. Entering the Torna Hällestad village, we will make a stop at the Lanthandel - a lanthandel used to be the centre of every village, today they are mostly replaced by supermarkets - where you can shop your picnic if you have not brought everything you need. From there we will cross another ridge, and stop for lunch in a pasture with a panoramic view over the Vomb-Revinge-Flyinge landscape. The path then continues towards the eastern part of the Skrylle natural reserve, commonly known as "Trollskogen", and from there we will turn back towards our starting point, passing through the fields between the Södra and Norra Hällestadsåsen, and eventually allows for a refreshing bath in the Dalby stenbrott - due to the depth of the lake, it is not rarely swimmable into september.
Altogether, the walk will cover about 11 km. It is not suitable for strollers, and involves a few spots of steep ascents.
10:30, Meet at Eoshallen, have a cup of coffee and socialize before departure
ca 11:15, Arrival at Dalby stenbrott
ca 13:00 Lunch
ca 15.00, Return to starting point
15.30, Back in Lund (to visit your voting station!)
- Raincoat and a thin jacket as Swedish weather is quite unpredictable.
- A good hiking shoes and face towel.
- Blanket to sit on
- Lunch and bottle of water or any non-alcoholic drink (In case of warm weather, we request you to bring water for the safety and well-being of all of us).
- If needed (for allergies etc), medicine and emergency kit, which you think can be good to bring with you.
- Swimsuit and towel for those who want to swim in the lake.
The excursion is solely based on Car Sharing - drivers will register themselves to bring their own cars, and then empty seats will be filled by participants registered as passengers.
If all the passenger seats are taken, you will be asked to sign up on a waiting list. In that case you will be informed by e-mail as soon as we have been able to recruit more car drivers.
COST: A participation fee of 20 SEK will be collected from everyone registering as passengers. This will be given to the car drivers, to cover for the gas and vehicle expenses.
WEATHER DISCLAIMER: In case of a bad weather forecast, a cancellation e-mail will be sent out to everyone registered, at 19:00 of the evening before!
WAIVER: Participants are responsible for their own safety as well as private belongings.
Organizers: Axel & Eos Cares
PS. - After the excursion kindly share your views and any photos taken with permission, so that we can consider your suggestions and plan better for next time.