Many say that there is no nature in the neighbourhood of Lund.
One exception is the recreational are Skrylle east of Lund, between Dalby
and Södra Sandby. There are pearls, naturereserves and one
national park. Perhaps am I generous in the my definition av Skrylle.
is the central place in the area.
This is where one can reach all places by foot. There are several jogging tracks of
varying lengths, also suitable to walk with pram. Some of the tracks
are illuminated. In the main building are restuarant, shower, sauna, gym.
Shelters if you want to stay over night. There are fireplaces.
Naturum is at
Skryllegården. Here one get information about nature,
fauna, and flora in the area.
is a three kilometer trail. This is one of my favourites. One pass
Skryllesjön, Måryds fälad,
Måkullsbacken, och Boijsens dammar. North of Boijsens dammar is a parking
place. Skryllesjön is a failed effort to make a lake in a previous quarry.
Billebjer is as the name say a mountain
(bjer = mountain in Skånska). Well, not a mountain but a hill where one
side is a 40 meter high rock. From the top is a good view. In an old quarry
is a lake, with steep rocks on three sides, the fourth has a shore.
is a nature reserve in southern Skrylle area, between Dalby and
Torna Hällestad, with orchid-rich calcareous fens, and also
with some other plants.
Dalby fälad nr 5, a nature
reserve east of Dalby, is a remnant of the outfields that
existed until the nineteenth century.
Dalby stenbrott,is an on old quarry filled
with water. Many dive from the rocks. A popular place to have a bath.
The surroundings, the ridge Knivsåsen have a nice beech forest and
Rögle dammar are fishing ponds
not far from Billebjer, along the road towards Hardeberga. In Rögle is
a convent where can rent a room to get peace and quiet. North of the ponds
is a former tip made into an area for ramble.
Dalby hage consists of the forests
Dalby Norreskog and Dalby Söderskog, inbetween is the pasture Hästhagen.
Dalby hage is situated west of Dalby. Dalby Söderskog is a national park with
several trails, the forest is allowed to maintain itself and can therefore
look somewhat "dirty". Hästhagen is a pasture land. In Norreskog are wet
areas, a mixed forest, and a part with beech. South of Dalby Söderskog is
a parking place.
Vresbok is a type of beech with a mutation
that makes it to grow in the most strange shapes. These strange beeches grow
in Trollskogen and Prästaskogen. Through Prästaskogen is a three kilometer
nice trail, that pass these beeches, one do also get a view of the landscape from a
low ridge, at Torna Hällestad is a small pond. Then the trail return back.
There is a parking place near Boklunden.
is a larger solitaire vresbok in a field in Måryd east
Skryllerundan is 17 km long trail, which
is a part of Skåneleden. The trail pass Jonstorps fälad, Dalby
stenbrott, Knivsåsen, Borelundsåsen, and Prästaskogen. The part near
Skryllegården is on the jogging tracks. It is a very nice excursion for a day.
Jonstorps fälad is an enclosed pasture with junipers and a marsh.
For a more detailed description read my diary on my page about
former quarry in Skrylle east of Lund, with a small lake, scenic views, grazed
slopes. Ice skating in the winter if the lake freezes.
Rökepipan is a small, 100 meter long,
lake near Dalby.
In the lake grow several species of water lily. Close to the lake is a pasture, in the
southern part of it is a depression (a "valley"), called "ravinen" i.e. the ravine.
Prästamöllan are ridges
west of Torna Hällestad.
This is only a very short introduction to the area around Skrylle,
visit the homepage of Skryllegården (in swedish):
Read more >>>
Blomstervandringar i Skrylle. Friluftsfrämjandet in
Lund. ISBN 91-631-4901-X. 80 pages (in swedish).
I bought it in the reception at Skryllegården.