Woods much safer than you think
Cia and Anders Larsson are nature guides. They run ”The nature as arena for integration” project, which has the backing of the ”Skånska Landskap Foundation”. The project started in 2015 to teach people new to Sweden about the woods.
– We want new arrivals to dare to venture into the woods. A walk in the woods improves your health, your brain and your heart benefit from it, says Cia Larsson.
”The Swedish woods are beautiful, and it’s lovely to come here.”Baker Abd Alkarim
Anders and Cia Larsson spend a day in the woods with each group. They make a fire, have something to eat, bake bread and walk around.
– The paths in the woods are marked, so you won’t get lost, you’re quite safe, says Anders Larsson.
Today’s group consists of new arrivals from Önnestad folk high school. They are split up into two groups , one group takes a walk in the woods, the other makes a fire and bakes bread.
”Life in the woods is simple, it’s fantastic, and we ought to know more about it. In Iraq there aren’t any woods like the woods here”Lamis Nizar
While they walk in the woods Anders tells them about different kinds of animals, insects and mushrooms, and he explains to them about allemansrätten. He shows them different kinds of antlers and makes sounds to teach them about animals in the woods, such as elk and deer.
– You must be careful in the woods so that you don’t scare them, he says.
Baker Abd Alkarim and Lamis Nizar are a couple who came from Iraq 9 years ago, but they still haven’t got a residence permit. They have two sons, and live in Karlshamn in Blekinge.
– The Swedish woods are beautiful, and it’s lovely to come here. There is a lot of information about things you ought to know, about regulations for the environment and how we can preserve nature, says Baker Abd Alkarim.
– Life in the woods is simple, it’s fantastic, and we ought to know more about it. In Iraq there aren’t any woods like the woods here, says Lamis Nizar.
Breanäs recreation area
A wilderness on the shores of lake Immeln. In Immeln you can paddle a canoe, swim and fish. If you want to fish, you must buy a fishing permit.
Two short path are marked out. If you want a longer trek, you can follow the ”Skåneleden”.
In Breanäs there are old coniferous forests, less dense forests with both coniferous and deciduous trees and marshy wetlands. There are remains of tar piles, deserted quarries and ruins of farms and houses. This shows that people have lived here for a long time.
You can find more information at: skanskalandskap.se/breanas
Allemansrätten– Right of Public Acces
The Swedish right of public access concerns rights and obligations in the outdoors*.
You must show respect towards nature and animal life, landowners and other people in nature
The basic rule is simple: Do not disturb, do not destroy.
You may trek, cycle, ride skate or go almost anywhere. But you must not harm the terrain, plants or animals.