Vedema

Breathtaking, challenging and peaceful

Vedema is a woodland area. Shady spruce woodland, some pine woodland but also some dry beech woodlands and damp deciduous woodland. The River Rökeån winds along the valley floor and there is a breathtaking view from Vedema Hall. You can go fishing at Lake Barsjön.


          | You can borrow a rowing boat free
          <br />Photo: Johan Hammar
          | There are many marked footpaths in the area
          <br />Photo: Johan Hammar
          | You can go fishing at Lake Barsjön
          <br />Photo: Johan Hammar
          | Vedema is a woodland area
          <br />Photo: Johan Hammar
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Breathtaking, challenging and peaceful

Vedema is a woodland area. Shady spruce woodland, some pine woodland but also some dry beech woodlands and damp deciduous woodland. The River Rökeån winds along the valley floor and there is a breathtaking view from Vedema Hall. You can go fishing at Lake Barsjön.

Nature

The recreation area is situated on a horst called, Hörjaåsen, which was formed 70 million years ago. Cowberry and heather grow in the dry pine woodlands. Mosses are really all that can survive in the dark spruce woodlands. The vegetation is almost tropical around the River Rökeån. Vedema Hall is a very hilly woodland area on gneiss bedrock with dramatic scree slopes.

Cultural history

There are many remains from the people who have lived and worked in the area. The ruins of small crofts are hidden all over the place and the clearance cairns and stone walls indicate that the soil has been worked. Typical of the Vedema area are all the earth banks which run through the woodlands and which formed boundaries or enclosures for livestock. There are the remains of an old mill by the River Rökeån.

Activities

Walking and rambling
There are a handful of marked footpaths in the area. The landscape is very hilly and the marked footpaths have not been adapted for wheelchairs or pushchairs. The road to Lake Barsjön from the western car park is however smooth and even, but somewhat hilly. The Skåneleden Trail passes through the site.

Fishing
Fishing is free in Lake Barsjön. You can borrow a rowing boat free of charge and the fishing platform is easily accessible. Fishing is however not permitted in the River Rökeån.

Eating
There are lovely picnic areas with barbecue and wood by the lake, and which are easily accessible. There are an additional six picnic places spread out in the area. There is also a shelter by Stora Dammvägen.

Accommodation
You can stay overnight in the shelter in the western part of the site.

Skiing and sledging
One of the hills west of Lake Barsjön is popular for skiing and sledging in the winter.

Find us

By public transport

Bus 511, Ängelholm-Örkelljunga-Hässleholm, stops every day at "Hörlingegården". From here it is about a 2 km walk to the eastern part of the area along a smaller road running paralell to road 24. After crossing the stream, take a left to get to the blue trail.

The same bus stops at "Hörja skolan". From here it is about a 2 km walk to the parking by Hågnarpsstugan in the western part of the area along a gravelroad. At the crossroad take the gravel road to the right without a road barrier.

Choose Map above and tick Bus stop. Here you can choose where you want to depart from and access the timetables.

By car

From road 24 there are signs toward Vedema and you will get to the parking Barsjöparkeringen after about 1.5 km.

Gps to parking

Barsjöparkeringen:
WGS84 DDM 56°12.677'N, 13°38.234'E
RT90 6233573, 1365482