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Breng

Breng summer pasture farm is in an idyllic location beside Lovatnet lake. This was once a farm in its own right but later became a summer pasture farm belonging to Sæten farm. Breng is a popular photo motif for good reason.

It was used as a traditional summer pasture farm until around 1950. However, it was falling into disrepair by the 1970s but thanks to the efforts of its owners and public funding, the farm buildings were saved. The farm Breng is referred to in a number of sources, the oldest dating back to 1340. Many of these sources describe all the times that Breng has been destroyed by avalanches or slushflows from the Brengselva river. The farm and buildings started to fall into disrepair in the 1970s, and efforts then got underway to save the buildings. The farmers who owned the farm and buildings did a lot of the work themselves. Today, Breng is still used as a summer pasture farm, but it has also become a popular bathing spot for tourists and locals. Every year, Breng attracts visitors wanting to take pictures of the well-maintained cultural landscape and the beautiful buildings, as well as those who want to camp in the area. Certain guidelines have been implemented to preserve the cultural landscape as a national icon. These guidelines are intended to prevent any inconvenience for landowners, as well as to promote outdoor life for the enjoyment of everyone. The guidelines relating to the use of the area concern waste disposal, the use of toilets, parking and a ban on camping in the immediate area. Open fires are not permitted outside of designated areas to avoid damage to the old buildings at Breng. Description of map (image 2): The area marked A includes the total area to which the rules apply, including areas B, C and D. Area B is a public bathing area and Area C is a short-term parking zone for buses and cars. Area D will be/is a short-term parking zone.

Source: Nordfjord

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