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Description:

Dunika bog trail is one of the longest bog boardwalk trails in Europe – it is 5 km long, though point-to-point type, which means that you should either arrive with two cars, leaving one at the end of the trail, or hike the trail twice – out&back, hiking the total distance of 10 km and leisurely enjoying the fantastic bog atmosphere twice. The small pine-trees in the bog are in reality already more than 100 years old. The trail ends with the Lukne Hornbeam stand, which is also more than 100 years old and is the only one in Latvia. The boardwalk through the Hornbeam stands has just been renovated. Yet, there are some obstacles in the central part of the trail in the bog due to the poor condition of the boardwalk (broken, rotten planks), therefore some caution is advised. You may use the same route on your way back or take the gravel road which goes around the bog.

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Location: Dunika, Rucava Parish
Suggested starting point: start of the boardwalk on the north side
Suggested end point: end of the boardwalk on the south side behind the Lukne Hornbeam stand

Starting poing of the trail in the map: Lat:56.28120, Lon: 1.38282

Accessibility: 

Also guided tours with bog shoes

Hiking time: 1,5 h (one way)

Distance: 5 km (one way)

Marking: Not marked, but can easily follow the trail

Difficulty:  

Type: Point-to-point

Trail surface:Wooden boardwalk, path

(During rain and in winter the trail is slippery, wide gaps between planks – caution is advised)

Facilities:  

Getting there: by car, by bus
Road Liepāja – Lithuanian border (A11), turn left to „Grobiņa 52”, 19,4 km, sign to bog trail at the right side of the road

Rules to follow: 

Trail administrator: JSC Latvia’s State Forests, South Kurzeme Forestry, +371 29182907, lvm@lvm.lv

Info: Rucava Tourism Information Centre, +371 29134903, tic@inbox.lv, www.rucava.lv

Address:

05. – 30.09.Pietura, Rucava

1.10. – 30.04. Pagastmāja, Rucava

Closest shops: Rucava

Closest gas stations: Nīca