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Best trails in Asker

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Map of trails in Asker
Top trails (5)
#1 - Semsvann Loop
Asker, Viken, Norway
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
To the east and west of the Semsvann's blue mirror, steep mountainsides plunge down. They go straight over into soft rolling pastures. On the east and north side of the water is a unique collection of homestead places. The contrasts create this beautiful and distinctive natural and cultural landscape. In 1992, Semsvannet and the landscape north and south of the water received status as a landscape protection area due to the geology, plant and animal life and cultural history. When the Askerbøringen were to choose their millennium before the year 2000, the election fell easily - that was the Semsvann area. Within the landscape conservation area, a total of 420 different plant species have been registered. At Ormodden one of Norway's largest seal trees is growing. Edelwood forests and breed scars under Skaugumsåsen and Bergsåsen provide too many birds, among other things. singers, owls and spokes. In the water, perch, pike and roach are most common, but you can also find trout, char, suture and eel. The pastures around Semsvannet are used by cattle from Skaugum and horses from Tveiter and Berg. Such pastures have become rare to see in lower parts of Eastern Norway. Do not damage the fences and close all the gates! Until 1500, Skogheim (Skaugum) was the name of Askerbygda, while the church net was called Asker. Passing by Skaugum and Semsvannet, several traffic routes went north and south west. Defense facilities from pre-Christian time around Semsvannet (Vindkovan, Djupedalsåsen and Skaugumsåsen) emphasize how central the area was. Øvre Sem is characterized by the time with agricultural school from 1890 and then the Norwegian State Educational School 1915-1963. Now Sem Gjestegård and the foundation NaKuHel (nature-culture health) belong to the buildings. In "Smia", tourists can meet over a coffee cup and something to bite in. In Svartdalen there is a hatchery that Asker Hunter and Fisheries Association runs. Up the hill and at Tømmervika are large boulders, fine for climbing and hide and seek. Tveiterfossen is the finest waterfall in Asker. Behind the waterfall, it is possible to walk if the water flow is too large - really exciting! The tour goes to Tveiter with dining in Bryggerhuset. Home from Tveiter you can walk the road further around the water, but for children it is probably so nice to go back the road you came. Facts Where: Sem in Asker. Starting point exit parking furthest east of the Sem area, between Semsveien 180 and 191 How to get there: · Public transport: Bus 706 from Asker st. or Sandvika / Holmen, stop Grana · By car / bike: Drive Semsveien to the starting point. You can carry the bike around the water. Tour length: 5.7 km km round trip Sem-Tveiter or 5.3 km around Semsvannet. If you have a canoe, it is nice to use it at Semsvannet and go ashore at Ormodden NaKuHel is the gateway for recreational routes.Show more
#2 - Skaugumsåsen
Nordre Skaugumsåsen naturreservat
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
#3 - Asker Historisk Rundt
Asker, Viken, Norway
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 54 m
This walk takes you along some of the historical places in and around the town center of Asker. The walk starts at "Wentzels plass" (Wentzels Square) in front of Hasselbakken (built in 1884). The square is named after Gustav (Painter) and Kitty Wentzel (Artist, journalist, sculptress) who lived in Hasselbakken from 1892-1901. Hasselbakken is today owned by the Municipality of Asker and used as a hub for voluntary activities. Just behind Hasselbakken you'll pass "Venskaben". This neo-classic building from 1904 was originally built as a communal house by a local women's organization. Throughout the years it functioned both as bank, city hall and cinema. The house is today owned by the municipality and can be rented for social occasions, voluntary activities or meetings. Further up the road you'll pass the current City Hall of Asker. The walk then passes through "Askergårdene" (Asker farms). This used to be the old town center of Asker. When the railway came in 1872 the town center shifted to the area around the station. Continuing up along "Askerveien" you can see the traditional method of trimming ash trees (Norwegian: Ask). The upper branches were used as feed for livestock. The trees cut this way are called "Askerkaller". The name Asker probably derives from "a place with many ash trees." Askerveien leads up to Asker Church. The church was built in 1879 after the old burnt down. Opposite of the church you'll find a memorial stone inscripted with the names of those citizens of Asker who were killed during the Second World War. Around the memorial stone you can see several grave mounds dating back to the iron age. From the church the walk continues down towards "Askerelva" (Asker river). A bit further up from the small bridge crossing the river was probably the location of the mills belonging to the Asker farms. Heading back you'll cross "Rabbe bru" (Rabbe Bridge) located by an old ford. Just before coming back to the town center you'll walk across "Asker bru" (Asker Bridge) located where the old Kings Road from Christiania (Now Oslo) to the Silver Mines in Kongsberg crossed the river.Show more
#4 - Asker 10-toppers
Kjekstadmarka
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Length: 33.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Drengsrud Kultursti
Asker, Viken, Norway
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Drengsrud in Asker - historic road and cultural landscape. At Drengsrud school is a board with a map and description of the cultural trail around Hogstadvannet. The path contains some records located in historical or other interesting places. We recommend that you print out the map and description in advance from the internet for the full benefit of the trip. The terrain in this part of Askerbygda shows a varied landscape picture with varying natural and cultural environments. Cultural paths of varied length are laid in the terrain. The paths are sometimes narrow and hilly. The trip is therefore only suitable for walking. The paths go through forests, along the water and on the outskirts of Asker Golf Course. Here, in season, one should watch out for golf balls astray. Otherwise, general rules apply to traffic in outlying areas, where a hiker goes a long way in showing consideration and using healthy knowledge. The trip is scenic and idyllic and is recommended for anyone with good bones - also children. Signage and blue marking will help you on the right path. Along the routes there are marked posts by bars marked cultural path and a number, which show locations of particular interest. Be it farms, special geology, old riding roads and so on. For recreational routes: Nearest gateway Drengsrud school.Show more