Åmot pond

Arrival and parking

By car, drive Rv159 and turn off towards Blystadlia and Løvenstad. Drive Sandbekkvegen down, and turn left at the first crossroads after Løvenstad kindergarten; on Blystadvegen. After only 300 meters, you either turn left and park at Sandbekkhallen, or to the right by the artificial turf pitch. By public transport, take bus 300, 300E or 360 and get off at Sandbekkhallen. Continue the road towards the school only a hundred meters, until you see the artificial turf field on the right-hand side. The path begins to the right of the artificial turf pitch. The trail is marked all the way to the pond.

About Åmot pond

Åmotdammen is located in Østmarka, between Lørenskog and Rælingen in Viken county. It is about two kilometers around the water, is 253 meters above sea level and it takes just under 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot at Sandbekkhallen. There are bathing areas around the pond, with seating many places and toilets. The area is also used for sport fishing and outdoor life. Until 1982, the dam was used as a source of drinking water for Skedsmo. From the pond, you can also walk to Bjønnåsen, Marikollen and Ramstadslottet.

The name of the pond comes from the Åmot farms located at the confluence (åmotet) between Leira and Nitelva. The forest stretched from the farms and inwards in Østmarka, and by Åmot pond they had set up a saw. The dam was dammed up six meters so that the water could be led to the saw.

On the way from Sandbekken football field to the pond, you pass Sandbekkstua, or Blystadhuset as it was called earlier. This is one of the oldest houses in Rælingen, probably from the end of the 17th century, but this is a bit uncertain. Among other things, the house was used as a resting place with sales of beer and other alcohol for passers-by. The road past the house is from ancient times, (Åsveien or Kongeveien) and was part of the main road between Oslo via Fredrikstad to Copenhagen. The road was used by King Håkon Håkonsen on his way home from Sweden in 1225, and the Norwegian Post Office, which was established in 1647, used this road once a week to drive mail from Copenhagen.

Rating

Åmot pond is a long and narrow pond, well adapted for swimming with plenty of seating around and a toilet. It is not much for a training session to hike here, but there are several paths further inland if you want a harder training session.

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When we went

08.03.2021

Address

Tømmervegen 2, 2006 Løvenstad

Travel type

Difficulty

Other info

Gratis parkering, toaletter

Suitable for

Rating

6/10

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Map

Duration (round trip)

0,25

hours

Distance (one way)

1

km

Height

247

masl

Elevation

54

m

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