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Excursion Tip in Skåne: Ängelholm Beach Forest

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

A visit to the 220-hectare nature reserve Ängelholms Strandskog takes you on a journey through exciting sand dunes, pine- and swamp forests.


The area's impressive sand dunes can reach heights of up to nine meters in some places. Plants such as beach rye help bind the sand. Flowering plants on the dunes attract various kinds of butterflies, including the endangered brown tiger moth. When it has rained, you can see butterflies sucking water from the wet sand. Several species of solitary bees dig their nest holes in the sunny and free surfaces that the dunes offer, for example the endangered osmia maritima bee, which is only found in Halland and Skåne.


A few years ago, it was necessary to restore the open dune landscape, as the area had started to become overgrown with larger plants. One species that has benefited from the restoration work is the tawny pipit, a formerly common bird, which comes to the area in spring to breed. The species used to breed in several places in Sweden, but now it only occurs in a few isolated places in Skåne.


If you choose to hike in the pine forest, you can see the nightjar and many other bird species that nest in the forest.


If you are interested in getting around the entire reserve, you can follow the 7 km long marked hiking trail 'red loop.' It is possible to practice various outdoor activities in the area, for example cycling, paddling, and swimming.


We at Treefling think it is important to spend time in nature, take care of our nature and treat yourself to a walk in the beautiful nature reserve, Ängelholm Strandskog.


Image credit: Jorchr/ CC BY-SA 4.0. FrancescoVeronesi / CC BY-SA 2.0


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