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Bockeboda recreation area is situated on the Nävlingeåsen ridge, west of Kristianstad. Bockatorpet is a hub for several trails for hiking, running or skiing. Here, you will meet spruce forest in the north and mixed broadleaved woodland in the south. The four hundred year old oak trees in the nature reserve Uddarp are particularly valuable and are included in the theme "Valuable tree habitats in the agricultural landscape" of Kristianstad Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve.
Do and experience
Hiking and walking
The several hiking trails and running tracks start from the main centre at Bockatorpet in the north, from the car park at Uddarp in the southeast or from a small car park in the middle of the site. Many of the jogging trails north of Bockatorpet are on private land. Between Bockatorpet and Uddarp there is the Yellow trail of 10 km. Download the hiking map for Bockeboda.
Nature and Culture Trail
There are small information boards along the 6 kilometre Nature and Culture trail that describe historical places and natural environments in the area (only in Swedish).
From Bockatorpet you can enter a mountainbike trail, 6 kilometres long, that is narrow and partly challenging. A new biking area, only for kids, can be found at Bockatorpet.
Bockeboda recreation area has a 2,4 km long riding trail that starts at the parking lot in Uddarp with beautiful spruce forest. At Bockebodagården there is a Bed & Box for horseborn visitors.
There is a sports centre at Bockatorpet, which is run by the local sports club Härlövs IF.
In the winter, when there is snow, tracks are made by the local sports club so that you can go cross-country skiing in the area. More information about the conditions, check the Härlövs IF site.
Remember the Right of Public Access with responsibilities and in the nature reserve - protect the nature
Make safe fire in the specified fireplaces (check our map). Stay overnight in tent or hammock one night. Don't break and cut branches, twigs or bark from living trees that can die. Take you litter home with you or to the garbage bin. Keep your dog in a lead March 1-Aug 20 to protect wildlife. Read more. In the southern part you find the vulnerable nature reserve Uddarp with special rules. Read more.
There are plenty of picnic areas. There is a restaurant at Skepparslöv Golf Course and there is a café and Bed & Breakfast at Bockebodagården. At Bockebodagården there is also Bed and Box for those who bring their horses with them.
Bockeboda is about 10 km west of Kristianstad. Exit the road 21, toward Önnestad and Bockeboda and follow signs toward Bockeboda. Bus 554 stops 2 km from the southern parking.
Every weekday, bus 554 between Kristianstad C - Äspehult, takes you to "Skepparslöv kyrkan" southeast of the recreation area. From here, it is about a 2 km walk to the southern parking area along a calm road.
From road 21, head toward Önnestad and Bockeboda. Follow signs toward Bockeboda. For the northern parking area, take a left onto Bockebodavägen and then follow signs toward Bockatorpet. For the southern parking area, head toward Skepparslöv. By the church, Skepparslöv kyrka, follow the sign toward Uddarp.
Gps to parking
WGS84 (lat, lon) 56.035813, 13.994479
RT90 6213399, 1387132
WGS84 (lat, lon) 56.014265, 14.039669
RT90 6210927, 1389887
Ownership and maintenance
The recreation area is managed by us (and owned by our foundation Stiftelsen O D Krooks Donation i L-län) Kristianstad municipality is responsible for the area around Bockatorpet. The Scanian Landscape Foundation is responsible for the remaining southern parts. The recreation area is also part of the theme "Valuable tree habitats in the agricultural landscape" of Kristianstad Vattenrikes Biosphere Reserve.
Since 2022 there is a new nature reserve, Uddarp, in the south of Bockeboda recreation area. Ancient oak trees, 200 year old beechwood give the area a high biodiversity of insects, plants and mushrooms. Protect the vulnerable nature by following the rules, for example do not park overnight with camping car, do not light a fire other than the fire places (marked at map) and keep your dog in a lead. Read all the rules.
Funding from the EU
The Scanian Landscape Foundation and Kristianstad municipality have worked together to develop this area. Parts of the recreation area were developed between the years 2013-2014 with funding from the EU and the rural development programme of the County Administrative Board.
There is a accessibility adapted footpath of 1.9 kilometres at Uddarp in the south east and a barbecue area and toilet that are accessible for disabled visitors by the parking area. The area is certified by Equality.
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