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near Vennis, Oppland fylke (Norge)
Interesting point of view with old mills. We went a little bit further and had some great view to a waterfall.
On the way there is a geocache hidden.
From the waterfall, we did not find any path, so we just went back to the parking place.
Some Information about that place:
Flour mills were first mentioned in legal documents in Valdres in 1334, but they are probably much older. Every farm in possession of a waterfall had its own mill. Grain milling usually took place in the spring and autumn. In 1729 there were 79 mills in the Vang area. In 1919 the number had been reduced to 16. During the 1930’s the mills were used for grinding malt for the brewing of beer, and for milling grain for fodder. All the farms in Vennis had their mills on the stream Leineåni. The Sparstad mill was probably built before 1800. The other mills were either built or reconstructed after 1860, when a great landslide ruined most of the houses in the Leine district.