In the village of Idhult there is an area of ancient farmland consisting of fields with mounds of stones and pastures with a very interesting and special flora. From the village, which lies on the crest of a high ridge, there is a beautiful view across the surrounding land.
The landscape around Idhult is very undulating, with a combination of forested hills, valleys and lakes.
The buildings in the village are surrounded by irregular fields with numerous mounds of stones.
On the slopes there are pastures that harbour an exceptional and beautiful flora. The rocky meadows are botanically the most interesting. You will find them 250 m west of the village where the hill slopes down to Lake Nedre Emmaren in terraces.
In the spring the rocky meadows are covered with Primroses and Elder-flowered Orchids, that usually only occur along the coast. During midsummer the bright blue Spiked Veronica, Reflexed Stonecrop, Bloody Cranesbill and Rue-leaved Saxifrage flower in the meadows. Different kinds of mosses grow where the groundwater seeps across the bare rocks.
The beautiful landscape around Idhult dates back to the Middle Ages. The village has been agricultural for many centuries and kept its ancient character until present times.
The size of the reserve is about 66 hectares and it is owned by the Municipality of Kinda and private landowners.