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The landscape in Järavallen is varying. The shallow beach area and the dry coastal meadows host many different bird species. The central parts of the area are dominated by pine woodland and to the east is the overgrown Hofterup bog. To the far north is a lake where you can go swimming. There are several trails, a mountain bike trail and a riding trail. The Skåneleden Trail passes through here. Large parts of the area is a nature reserve.
Do and experience
Walking and rambling
There are many footpaths and running tracks which criss-cross the site - everything from footpaths of a few kilometres for easy walking to the slightly longer trail of 8.3 kilometres. One of the paths is suitable for disabled visitors. The Skåneleden Trail passes through the area and there is a wind shelter for hikers west of the lake Badsjön.
The trails are primarily made for walking and hiking. They are of course also suitable for running. Just beware of roots crossing the trail.
There is a horse riding track of 2.5 kilometres east of the motorway.
Since June 2015 there is a new trail for mountain biking which was developed in co-operation with regular cyclists in the area. It goes clock-wise and is a slightly hilly trail of 6.6 kilometers with some more difficult sections. Be aware that the trail crosses hiking trails in several places. See the information sign at the start of the cycling trail by the western parking area.
There are several picnic areas with benches, tables and in some places barbecues. More seating will be placed around the lake Badsjön during the summer (2015).
The entire Järavallen Nature Reserve is a paradise for birdwatchers - regardless of where you are; by the seashore, in the pine woodland, by the lakes or at Hofterup wetland. The best place for birdwatching is probably the viewing platform by the sea.
You can swim in the man-made lake Badsjön with an area you can get to in a wheelchair. The work of digging was completed in the spring of 2013 but only now has the water reached a good level. Remember that it gets deep quickly. A seating area will be put up during the summer of 2015.
Keep in mind that it is not permitted to fish here (not in the smaller lake Fågelsjön either).
Play and climb
By the western parking area is an obstacle course suitable for big and small children.
Stay the night
There is a wind shelter with a barbecue area west of the lake Badsjön where you can stay the night. In the nature reserve it is forbidden to put up a tent or stay with a campervan or a caravan.
It is possible to go ice skating on both lakes in the winter. But bear in mind that you do this at your own risk. Natural ice is a living and constantly changing material. By the north westernparking area we have made a hill for sledding out of sand. We hope to open it this winter (2015).
From the E6/E20 take exit 24 toward Bjuv and then follow signs toward Järavallen (for the main parking area). Bus 138 Landskrona-Löddeköpinge-Malmö stops in two ideal places where you have direct access to the recreation area.
Bus 138, Landskrona-Löddeköpinge-Malmö, makes several daily stops along the road Grand Prix vägen. From two of the stops you have easy routes straight into the recreation area following our purple trails - from the stop Furuhillsvägen it is about 1 km to the blue trail, from the stop Davidslid it is about a 1.5 km to the lake Badsjön.
From the E6/E20, take exit 24 toward Bjuv. To get to the main parking, at the roundabout, follow signs toward Järavallen. To get to the lake Badsjön, at the roundabout, follow signs toward Bjuv. After about 500 m, turn right toward "Brukshundklubb". Follow the road to the parking area.
Gps to parking
WGS84 DDM 55°48.331'N, 12°56.522'E
RT90 6189990, 1320486
Badsjön (swimming lake):
WGS84 DDM 55°49.177'N, 12°57.032'E
RT90 6191537, 1321083
One of the trails is accessibility adapted as well as the viewing platform by the sea side. There is a shorter accessibility adapted trail down to the beach by the big lake Badsjön. The area is certified by Equality.
Almost all of Järavallen recreation area is a nature reserve. This means that there are restrictions on the Right of Public Access in this area.
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