Risbohult

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GPS: 57°41'52.1"N 12°24'05.3"E

A few kilometres west of Hindås in the Risbohult Nature Preserve is a canyon called Kvarnberget. The bottom is reached via a steep path and stairs. This is where the Mölndalså creek has carved through the mountain and where there are remains of a mill from the 1600s.

As a part of the Risbohult Nature Preserve, the Kvarnberget is a deep canyon with steep rock walls. Here, where the Mölndalså creek forms small rapids, a millpond was built to create the power needed for a mill and a saw. The ruins of this operation are still there.

In the marshland there are both flora and fauna that of late have become more and more uncommon. Among the mosses you’ll find the Beak Bow-moss and the Handsome Wollywort. The The Menegazzia subsimilis lichen is found all over the Northern hemisphere, while the Dot lichen was previously thought extinct in Sweden, but thrives in Risbohult. 

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FINDING US:
Drive county road 156 west from HIndås. The parking lot is at the same GPS coordinates as above. You can also take a bus to the Risbohult Saw, walking about 150 meters eastwards from the bus stop.

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