Walking paths

Work is constantly going on to create a good network of walking paths in Stange Vestbygd.

Download the walking map of Stange Vestbygd as a PDF (1.8Mb).

Paths through Lahlum/Bredsvold/Fokhol/Saxlund

These paths run through upper and lower Lahlum, Bredsvold, Fokhol and Saxlund. There are various short, medium or long round trips to suit the individual walker. This is easy terrain, on earth and gravel paths or forest tracks. You can see burial mounds, farmyards and farms that still use horses. Walking paths through Lahlum, Bredsvold and Fokhol are also open in the winter. There are signs from the road and the paths are marked.

Lahlum

Saxlund

Raa and Ree nature and culture path

Wander through cultural history in Stange Vestbygd. The landowners of the north and south Raa and Store Ree farms have cleared and marked a new path that focuses on nature and cultural history, including old cotter’s farms, mills, a newt pond and finds from the early iron age. There are signs from the road and the path is marked. The circular walk is about 5 kilometres long and there is an open shelter at Raadammen. Parking at Balberg.

Ottestad Path

Ottestad Path is already well marked and is in frequent use. The path goes through a fertile agricultural area. Most of the landscape is made up of cultivated fields, but there are also pastures and spinneys. Along the path, you can see signs of cultural history and of older forms of land use, as well as a rich flora and fauna. 15 landowners have collaborated to make this area available for walkers. The path is signposted “Ottestadstien” and marked with blue wooden posts. It follows the line of ancient roads, field edges and farm roads. The standard of the path varies. The road across Atlungstad is suitable for push chairs and wheelchairs. The northern part of the path follows a pedestrian and cycle path. The whole path is 15 kilometres long and there are good places to park, including at Hias. You can buy a map of the Ottestad Path from the service desk in the town hall for NOK 50.

Paths in the Hammerstadmarka/Soten area

From spring 2012, there will be marked paths in the Hammerstadmarka and Soten area near Gjøvika. Most of the paths here are in wooded terrain between old cotter’s farms and past cultural heritage sites such as burial mounds and the remains of old fortifications.