Høre - Stølsbakke Hiking

  • På veg opp frå Høre.

    På veg opp frå Høre. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Lirypa trivst i dette landskapet.

    Lirypa trivst i dette landskapet. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Ein spesiell varde når du nærmar deg høgste punktet.

    Ein spesiell varde når du nærmar deg høgste punktet. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Utover på nordsida. Bitihødn rett over hovudet på vandraren.

    Utover på nordsida. Bitihødn rett over hovudet på vandraren. Photo: Thor Østbye

  • Kvil på Høvdestøle.

    Kvil på Høvdestøle. Photo: Thor Østbye

Essential info

  • Destination: Vang
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 21.5 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,060 meters
  • Duration: 3.5–4 hours

About Høre - Stølsbakke

From Høre you follow Kvålsgøta (the old road to Kvål) upwards. Enjoy the view over the village, and take a close look at the rich plant life. You are on the mountain pasture way from Høre and to the mountain pastures in the north. You will pass spring and fall pastures before reaching the ones furthest away, which was used during the summer. Stølsbakke are long pastures across Slettfjellet down to the lake Øyangen. Atop the mountain, you will find two cairns that are a bit special. One has a cavity opening facing southeast. Maybe for people to be able to sit there to get shelter from the cold northerly winds? It stands in the trail crossing Slettfjellet-Kubakkstølen. The other is a "throw", which has gotten its shape from the people who threw stones at the cairn when passing by. Along the mountain farm road here there was enough to offer happiness to both people and livestock along the trip over the mountains. Further on, the path goes in slightly sloping terrain towards Høvdestølen, where the last pasture summer was 1960. Our path turns right eastward, at the stream a little before Høvdestølen. Follow the path down for 15 - 20 min in small-mountain birch forest to Stølsbakke and the road. Park at Høre school. From the school you walk southeast for ca. 200 m to the information board on the upper side of the road where Kvålsgøta starts. On the other side of the road there is a large burial mound.

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