Hike, bike, stroll - nature for everyone
The Scanian Landscape Foundation is responsible for 19 recreation areas spread out over the whole of Skåne. Our aim is to inspire people to get outdoors. Regardless interests, habits and capabilities, people can enjoy our recreation areas.
The Foundation was formed in 2004 by the Skåne Regional Council to protect, conserve, restore and develop natural and cultural sites as well as to encourage recreation. In September 2010, we became an independent organisation, with an annual grant from the Skåne Regional Council for the elements of our work which benefit the general public (the recreation areas, outdoor education activities and Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre).
We cover an area of about 10 000 hectares, of which almost twenty percent is protected as nature reserves. Some of this is owned by the Scanian Landscape Foundation, but we also manage land on behalf of five other foundations. The land is used for our recreation areas, but we also undertake forestry, which should provide an income for the foundations.
19 recreation areas
In all of our recreation areas there is an infrastructure of plenty of hiking trails, information signs, toilets, picnic and barbecue areas as well as observation towers for birdwatching. In two of our areas, Klåveröd and Snogeholm, there are hostel or cottages to rent. In Fulltofta we have a staffed Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre. For those looking for more wilderness there are areas that are less convenient.
Some of our recreation areas are used for our outdoor educational activities, where thousands of children annually experience nature with a guide. We offer a wide range of activities for school groups in cooperation with different organisations.
Hiking for beginners or learn how to make safe fire outdoors. We offer a range of outdoor activities in our areas, often for kids and families on school holidays.
Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre
Fulltofta Nature and Visitor Centre has information about outdoor life, maps and service like a small cafe. Often there are smaller exhibitions: during 2022 we are showing one about outdoor activities in Skåne and another one about trees.
Forestry and nature reservation
Alongside our operations related to recreation, which are funded through grants, we manage our own land and that of five other foundations. On parts of the land, we conduct forestry, whichprovides an income to the foundations but also aims to be respectful of the environment and social values.
The Scanian Landscape Foundation is also responsible for some of the work related to the Skåneleden Trail. In April 2011, the Skåne Regional Council took over primary responsibility for the Trail, with particular responsibility for development issues. Our role is to deal with the practical activities associated with managing the Trail. This means that we, for example, coordinate the work with all of the district councils associated with the Skåneleden Trail. Each district then carries out the maintenance and upkeep of the part of the Trail which travels through their district.