Published: 31.07.2015 | Author: Bjørn Moe, Idar Restad
The big bog area on the hill between Samnanger Fjord and Sør Fjord is about 400 metres high and is unique and well worth a visit. Surrounded by pine forest and with many small tarns, the open landscape in Slåttene is an idyllic walking area. In earlier times, and all the way up until the 1950s, the bog was harvested extensively, though this is seldom seen today in western Norway. There have been 16 discoveries of plots where hay barns existed in the area. The feed that the farmers collected from the bogs was an important contribution to the harvest down in the village.
In the bog, there are many species growing that suggest a good supply of nutrients. Broad-leaved cottongrass, marsh arrowgrass, parnassia and asphodel are among them.