October 12, 2013
Stop in Eslöv and eat soup buffet at cozy Röstånga mill. Then drive on to
Stockamöllan. Park at the country store Eliasson. Here's a beautiful
environment at Rönne and an industrial museum, open on request, mills, canoe
center for those wishing to go canoeing on the river. Along the road to the
river are millstones, from the quarry time. A picnic table of a millstone, a
company from a photo club is looking to find the motif, many find the
rapids. So even me.
Walk the gravel road up to the memorial Stenbocksstenen. It is a beautiful
autumn day. Autumn colors glow. In February 1710 it was cold. The Danes have
invaded Scania in an attempt to retake the province. Stenbocks army is heading
to the southwest, the plan is to drive the Danes against Helsingborg, and thus
gain control of Skåne's breadbasket. In four days, the Swedish army starved
and froze. The Danish commander has decided to retire to Barsebäckshamn. He
got, however, a cold, which becomes severe with fever chills. An inexperienced
take command. Thursday, February 18 cross the Swedes Rönne river at several
places, including at this beautiful place. Winter is bitterly cold, the river
was probably frozen and easy to get over.
Thousands of men, horses and everything needed get over the stream. Danes' new
commander decides to retreat to Helsingborg. On February 28, stands the Battle
of Helsingborg. The Danish army is crushed in a bloody battle. Maybe a banal
cold changed Skåne's history. Overlooking Rönne river valley stands a memorial
stone. This day is the ground covered of yellow autumn leaves. Slowly singles
leaf down and fills the last vacant seats on the ground. Millstones are used
as tables for those who want to eat lunch, snack, or just rest and think about
the poor bastards who passed here starving a cold winter day for more than 300
Moving on towards Bögerup. Following a marked yellow trail. Rönne river
glimpse between autumn leaves. Coming out to the open pastures. At Bögerup
farm take the trail north. The farm dates back to the Danish time, and was
here at the time of Stenbocks passage. Swedish army raided for food, maybe the
farm was plundered. Take east on the narrow road. Coming into the forest
again. Going on a leafdresse twowheelroad. At a trail junction is a house, in
the middle of nowhere.
Continue straight ahead on the black track, on a path through the
forest. Until a forest road. Walk first north on the white track. Here is a
great big millstone, Rävaklint. A memory from the time quarry. Sugar beets are
are put in the forest, probably because of approaching hunting season. Where
the road turns 90 degrees is the point of return, do not know how far the
white track is,follow the black track.
Passing a clearcut. Walk a leaf decorated forest road up to the main road. A
wind play around with the leaves. A short walk down the road, turn off onto a
dirt road. A little shilly-shallying how to proceed. First go left, ouch
treading into a pit.
Wrong way, turn. Ouch, treading into the pit again. Stupid of me. Limp ahead,
but no nasty sprain. One should take a right immediately after the
highway. Meets a lone girl on a beautiful road with autumn leaves as
decoration. Is back at the starting point. A company prepares a canoe weekend,
gaskets lie at the canoe center. A cat is on a footbridge over a rill.