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Gildrehola

Gildrehola

12.03.2018

The Ancient Ash Tree

The Ancient Ash Tree

19.06.2018

Maters Fjord with Holmedalsberget in the background.

Holmedalsberget

19.06.2018

If you want to be on your own for a long day in a magnificent deciduous forest in demanding terrain, then HOLMESDALSBERGET is the right place. This is a big forested area by Matres Fjord in the southwestly part of Kinnherad. Here, we find one of the largest deciduous forests in Hordaland. The forest stretches over several kilometres.

From Ingahogg.

Ingahogg

20.12.2018

At nearly 1000 metres over sea level, on the north side of INGAHOGG mountain, the remains of a soapstone quarry have been discovered. It is said, according to the Sagas, that Inga collected the big soapstone that lies in front of the Åkra Church from here.

Mine hole above Kvitebergsvatnet Lake, by Atramadalen.

Ølve- Mining

05.01.2019

All in all there are ten known copper mines and two iron mines on the Ølve peninsula. Geologically, the nine mines on Varaldsøy Island also should be figured in. The industry began at Lilledal in 1642 wth the mining of iron ore. From Jernsmauget by Dyråsen, the iron ore was sent to the iron works in eastern Norway.

At lake Gaupåsvatnet.

Gaupås

19.05.2018

Marmorøyen

05.12.2018

Early purple orchid

Møkster- botany

31.03.2018

Hopslia

Hopslia

16.06.2018

Some of the giant trees in Hopslia north of Holme Fjord are as much as thirty metres high. Elm and ash are the most common, basswood somewhat rarer. Relatively soft bedrock, good growing conditions and enough light, help them to thrive just here.

Lime forest at Joberget

Joberget

26.05.2018

Flowering lime is one of nature's blessings: The nectar gives clear honey. The flower is used as folk medicine. From the inner bark of the lime tree one can make strong rope. Elderly folk can still tell how they got a weather report from the lime tree. If it smelled strong, it was probably going to rain. Lime often grows together with elm, ash and other tree species of the deciduous forest. Pure lime forests are rarer. Granvin has Hordaland's biggest lime forests.

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