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Söderåsen National Park

Nearby nature areas

The Söderåsen national park is just a part of the geographic area called Söderåsen. The Söderåsen ridge is roughly 30 kilometers long and spans from Röstånga in the southeast to Åstorp in the northwest.

The dramatic and diverse landscape can be experienced also outside the national park borders and there are several other nature areas nearby to enjoy and discover. We have listed a couple of nature reserves and further below some recreational areas not far from Söderåsen.

Klöva Hallar nature reserve

Autumn coloured beech forest on both sides of a rift valley
Klöva Hallar rift valley. Photo Mats Sjöberg

A smaller and calmer version of Skäralid, complete with talus slopes, gorges and steep cliffs. The Klövabäcken stream meanders through the gorge and lush deciduous forest is growing both in the gorge and on the above plateaus.
There are barbecue areas in Krika skog and by the shelter in the gorge.
Until 2022 a temporary visitor ban applies to a smaller area near one of the cliffs during part of the year (March 1st – July 31st). Please look out for signs and respect the restrictions.
A section of the Skåneleden trail goes through the nature reserve and there are a few trails, but there are currently no other marked hiking trails than Skåneleden.

There are two parking areas to the nature reserve. One in the northwest and one in southeast.

There is some additional information, but only in Swedish at the following website.

 

Herrevadskloster nature reserve

A meadow with scattered oak trees
Oaks in a green meadow. Photo Maria Sandell

Herrevadskloster exhibits vast and rolling old pastures with a large number of old trees, some of them more than 200 years old.
The Rönneå stream divides the nature reserve and is popular among canoers.
The old monastery (kloster in Swedish) is long gone, but the area was used by the military from the 1600s up until the mid 1900s and there are many other cultural remains to explore in the area.

You have several options for parking

There is some additional information in Swedish, on the following website.

 

Jällabjär nature reserve

Three people walking in the reserve, some trees, shrubery along the path
Walking in Jällabjär. Photo: Carina Zätterström

Jällabjär, right outside Röstånga, is a softly rounded hill and is all that is left of an old volcano. The hill is surrounded by diverse nature and cultural landscapes with beech forest, old farmlands, juniper grasslands and alder marsh.
There is a shelter with a fireplace and a dry toilet close to the south parking.
There are two hiking trails in Jällabjär, both 3 kilometers long.

There are two possibilities for parking, one in the southeast and one in the northwest

There is some additional information in Swedish, on the following website.

 

Traneröds Mosse nature reserve

The bog with some trees and a wooden hiking path
The Traneröd bog with hiking paths. Photo: Alex Regnér

A large and varied nature reserve right next to Söderåsen national park. The area is species rich with remnants of historical farmland and is especially popular with bird watchers.
There is an accessible boardwalk leading out on the bog, with dry toilets and fireplaces nearby.
This nature reserve is part of the Klåveröd nature area mentioned below, and two of the Klåveröd trails can be reached from the Traneröds mosse parking (3 and 5 kilometers long).


There is some additional information, but only in Swedish at the following website.

 

Vedby recreational area

Foot path in spruce forest.
Vedby spruce forest. Photo. Agneta Borgström/Stiftelsen Skånska Landskap

In Vedby there is an unusually high number of tree species and this is the place for those interested in learning more about trees.
Along the tree trail you will meet spruce trees which smell of oranges and conifers which drop their needles in the autumn.
In the lightly hilly landscape grows a mix of beech trees and confierous trees. For a long time, Vedby had small-scale agriculture and there are plenty of remnants from the fields and stone cairns.

More information about Vedby recreational area is available on the following web site

You can get here either by bus or by car. Head toward Klippan.
From Oderljungavägen there are signs toward Vedby strövområde.

 

Finstorp recreational area

Foot path in spruce forest.
Hiking in Finstorp. Foto: Agneta Borgström/Stiftelsen Skånska Landskap

On the southern hills of the Söderåsen ridge lies the recreation area of Finstorp, an easily accessible area and a popular destination since the turn of the century.
Here, you will find varying landscape with beech trees, areas of planted spruce and two ponds created in a previous alder bog.
A perfect little area for a daytrip or shorter walks.

More information about Finstorp you will find on the following web page

You can get here either by bus or car. From Kågeröd follow signs toward Stenestad. The recreation area is about 3 km from here. Bus 230 goes between Helsingborg C – Svalöv – Teckomatorp and stops at Kågeröd Lunnaskolan, about 2 km from the area.

 

Klåveröd recreational area

Spruce forest with green mosses on the ground
Spruce forest. Photo: Torbjörn Lingöy/Stiftelsen Skånska Landskap

The Klåveröd nature and recreational area lies just north of Söderåsen national park. It has several marked hiking trails (1-5 kilometers) as well as designated MTB trails.
Part of the area coincides with Traneröds mosse.
The nature in Klåveröd is varied, with different kinds of forests, boulders, cliffs and crevices. It's possible to drive all the way up to the beautiful Klåveröd pond, where there are barbecue areas, tables and toilets. Some of the hiking trails can be reached from here.
The parking at the Klåveröd pond sometimes fills up in the weekends, but there are several other parking spots to choose from in the area.

There is some additional information, on the following website.