Hörlinge ängar - wetlands and outdoor museum

Date: Friday 14 dec 2018 - Monday 31 Dec 2018 Show map

The wetlands are unique in the province of Skåne and have been accorded national importance within Sweden. Each year the low-lying terrain is inundated by the spring and autumn floods, merging with the River Helge å to create an extensive delta landscape that attracts large numbers of migrating and breeding birds. Cranes, ruffs, curlews and sandpipers are among the many species that nest in these wet grasslands.

In the far north of the Göinge District, between Vittsjö and Osby, is Lake Skeingesjön, fed by the waters of the River Vieån and the River Helge. Both rivers are bordered by large, open areas of wetland, although the gently winding River Helge also has meadows used for hay-making and pastureland along its pleasant banks. On its course from the village of Vittsjö down to Lake Skeingesjön and the River Helge å, the river offers a unique spectrum of cultural and natural values.

Hörlinge ängar has been restored and the area is cut and mown each year, much to the benefit of the area's rich flora and fauna. An 11 kilometres long walking trail combines the unique ruins of a stronghold in Skeingeborg and the Skåne Trail in the north. You can take yourself over the River Helge å with the help of a rope raft. Please note that the raft is not for use all year round. Please contact the Tourist Centre in Hässleholm for more information.

An outdoor museum, that also serves as a bird-watching tower, has been built adjacent to the meadows and can accommodate up to 30 visitors at a time. The tower, which also has facilities for disabled visitors, includes an exhibition with information about the unique natural and cultural values of the area.

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