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Stokkalandsvatnet near Sandnes

Enjoy a 4km walk or cycle ride around lake Stokkalandsvatnet at Ganddal, a few kilometres south of the small town of Sandnes. Or perhaps simply go to feed the ducks and sit and relax on the benches beside the sculpture at the west end of the lake. In late summer the lake is full of beautiful flowering water-lilies.

relaxing with the ducks
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checking out the water The walk around the lake is very varied. Towards the north end of the lake is a tiny, but well-loved beach with a small jetty from which kids love to fish with sticks.
On the west and south sides of the lake the path is quite undulating and is very much in more exposed countryside.
There are benches and picnic tables scattered around the whole walk.
For a longer walk join the 3km Storaana riverside trail to Sandnes. Or at the north end of the lake, walk 1km along the path into Hoyland and take a look at the picturesque church or visit the garden centre.
Map reference:
Kartblad 1212IV Stavanger 105 248
By car:
Drive south from Stavanger on the E39 and take the RV44 exit right to Ganddal. Take left at roundabout in Ganddal (signposted railway station), left after railway bridge and first right.
or Drive south from Stavanger on the E39 and take the exit after the RV44 and follow signs to Hoyland.Turn right after the garden centre and just before the white church. Keep to the right to end of road.
Parking:

On roadside near sculpture in Ganddal
or At end of road between the garden centre in Hoyland and the lake.
By bus:

Local bus from Stavanger Sentrum to to Sandnes Sentrum.
Second bus to Ganddal
By train:

Local train from Stavanger Sentrum to Ganddal station.
Distance from Stavanger: 19km

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no ice skating today Travel time from Stavanger:
25 minutes by car 20 minutes by train Up to 75 minutes by bus
Duration of the visit:
1 hour or more
Facilities:
Carparks at Ganddal railway station and at Hoyland (between garden centre and lake). Icecream at Hoyland garden centre.
Kids verdict:
Fairly difficult cycle ride for small kids. Great to feed the ducks. Love the little beach at the north end of the lake.
See also:
Storaana riverside walk

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