The Storå Creek valley offers you an opportunity to visit an old cultural landscape with clearance cairns, stone walls and livestock paths. With luck you may get a glimpse of a salmon or trout in the meandering creek.
In the Göteborg Insjö Rike area the Storå Creek valley runs from Rävlanda to Hällingsjö. The valley continues into the adjoining Bollebygd and Marks municipalities. It consists of loose sediments deposited by the inland ice and its rivers. With time these sediments have been eroded and formed ravines whose walls are either grazed or overgrown by trees. The cultivation landscape spreads out in the valley and is characteristic of forest related farming. Farm buildings are placed in narrow bands on the valley sides just below the forested hills. The farming comprises both livestock and cultivation which together keep the landscape open. Several places along the waterways, such as the Gisselbäcken brook, form perfect settings for decidous trees requiring high moisture levels.
When the ice age ended, this valley was one of the first to be populated in this area. Axes, scrapes and other flint tools have been found along the creek dating from early hunting and farming periods. Fishing and collecting berries and plants were food sources. Using stock boats the people could visit other settlements, fishing lakes and hunting areas.
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