Trail section

Åkulla - Ästad

  • Length

    14 km

  • Elevation

    137 m

  • Degree of difficulty


Here you can choose to walk along the old trail through fine beech forests and several nature reserves, or choose a newer trail that lies further to the east. Together these two choices form Hallandsleden's first loop, so one option is to stay in Åkulla or Ästad, and go on a two-day hike from there. Both trails go through the Åkulla beech forests. There are ten excellent nature reserves here, containing marvellous beech forests, crystal-clear lakes and dramatic precipices.


Bexells talande stenar - stenar med inristade namn och tänkespråk.

Valaklitt naturreservat

Skärbäcks naturreservat

Långanskogens naturreservat

Öströö Fårfarm

Emmas stuga


Vindskydd vid Ästad. Vindskyddet rymmer 4-5 vuxna personer. Här finns också en lägerplats med eldstad, torrtoa och en vacker badplats vid Byasjön.

Skärbäcks Gård, +46 70 664 81 12, +46 70 664 81 12, +46 70 612 49 27, +46 70 612 49 27

Åkulla Friluftsgård, +46 340 360 57, +46 340 360 57

Ästad Vingård, +46 340 460 61, +46 340 460 61

Fishing in the Åkulla district

Björkasjön’s fish conservation area consists of three lakes: Björkasjö, Mjällsjö and Rammsjö. Here, you can fish for pike, perch, roach and eel. Rudd are mainly to be found in Lake Björkasjön. See A fishing permit can be bought and boats hired from Stellan Johansson, Köinge Larsgård, tel.: +46 (0)346 23313 or from the Bråtadal STF youth hostel, tel.: +46 (0)346 23343.

The Central Halland fish protection area consists of 11 lakes: Byasjön, Grytsjön, Humsjön, Kalvsjön, Lillsjön, Ottersjön, Rörsjön, Stegasjön, Skärsjön, Valasjön and Älvasjön. A fishing permit can, for example, be bought at Skärbäcks gård, tel.: +46 (0)340 450 05 and at Öströö Fårfarm, tel.: +46 (0)340 450 36.

14 km

137 m


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Valaklitt naturreservat utsikt över Valasjön Photographer: Länsstyrelsen Halland

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