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16 Båstad - Hovs hallar

  • Length

    16 km

  • Degree of difficulty

    Difficult

Mickael Tannus

On this route, you walk on the lush north slope of Hallandsåsen, which offers geological formations and the tennis metropolis Båstad. Here the kingdom of heaven is close, at least for you who want to immerse yourself in wide views, gardens and arts and crafts.

The name Båstad comes from "Botstaedae" (mooring). King Christian had heard about all the oaks of the ridge, suitable for shipbuilding. In 1450, he bought the land and had a harbour built with its town and church. If you want to experience the older parts of the city, Agardhsgatan, the square and the harbour are suitable destinations. As you travel through the city, you pass several exciting cultural-historical sites. Boar stones were erected during the Iron Age, but the story of the stones, the overthrown king and the horse dates from the Middle Ages.

At the harbour, you walk past tennis facilities and a couple of blocks away there is a tennis museum. In the 1930s and 40s, Båstad became a tennis attraction to the outside world and class players such as Borg, Wilander and Edberg have all shown themselves here. The city of Båstad is also associated with weaver Märta Måås-Fjetterström and slippers.

A long, narrow elevation adorned with cannons is part of Båstad. Attacking Russians were frightened away from here in 1788. The hike goes on roads and beach promenades through Båstad. In Båstad, there is also a bus stop.

A little to the east, Stensån winds its way through species-rich groves and marshes. Look out for harbour seals, they often lie and rest on protruding rocks near the beach.

When you turn inland, you can continue towards Småryd, a few kilometres from the trail. Here, a Mediterranean feeling awaits with a view of the sea and the winding Italian road. The north slope of the ridge has unusually good conditions for vegetation and you walk past both Norrviken's gardens and a grove of orchids at the entrance.

Leave the asphalt and head up a winding path. Soon you reach Englandsdals nature reserve, a geologically exciting place with grazing animals. There are fissure valleys with 30 metre high rock walls, landslides and a stream have created a deep ravine in the ground.

16 km

Difficult

How does the grading work?

  • Storslagna vyer
  • Kustnära
  • 15-26 km
  • Utmanande
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Kallbadhuset i Båstad Photographer: Jenny Brandt
Klippvandring med underbar utsikt Photographer: Anders Hjemdal
Photographer: Mickael Tannus
Var beredd på en lite tuffare vandring Photographer: Mickael Tannus

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