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Liepāja Society of the Blind has constructed 3 short nature trails at its rehabilitation centre Dvēseles veldzes dārzs (soul refreshment garden), which have been particularly adapted for visually impaired – the Barefoot trail, the Park of Senses and Labyrinth.

The Park of Senses gives a possibility to feel lots of different plants (herbs, flowers, bushes etc.) – to touch them, smell them, taste them and even do some weeding! The flower-beds have been specially raised a bit higher from the ground to be accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Right beside the Park, in the forest, lies the 530 m long Barefoot trail. It’s got specific covering which changes every 10 m and is interwoven with various obstacles of different degrees of difficulty.

Also a special Labyrinth has been created which consist of decorative shrubs planted in a maze-type shape with the overall area of 800 m2.

Location: Laivenieki, Ziemupe

Starting poing of the trail in the map Lat:56.727804, Lon:21.09308


Barefoot trail is not accessible to people in wheelchairs

Hiking time: 1 -2 h

Distance: 3 trails: Barefoot trail (530 m), Park of Senses (diameter 60 m), Labyrinth (800 m2)

Marking: Marked with special signs and tactile tile for visually impaired

Open: Suggested in spring – autumn during opening hours 

Type: Loop


Trail surface: Path, brick paving, gravel, forest road


 (special gaming and exercise areas)

Getting there  by car, by bus (Ziemupe)

Rules to follow: 

Trail administrator: Liepāja Society of the Blind, +371 22007874,


Pāvilosta County Tourism Information Centre, 2 Dzintaru Street, Pāvilosta, +371 29121894,,

Vērgale/Ziemupe Tourism Information Centre, Ziemupes tautas nams, Ziemupe, +371 29437166,

Liepāja Region Tourism Information Office, 5/6 Rožu Square, Liepāja, +371 29402111,,

Liepāja Society of the Blind, 197/205 Ganību Street, Liepāja, +371 22007874,,

Excursions: with blindfolded eyes, which help to comprehend the perception of the blind, workshops and active recreation for disabled, including adapted pond (for people with functional disability using customised swimming aids), +371 26371443.

Closest shops: Kapsēde, Pāvilosta, Grobiņa

Closest gas stations: Kapsēde, Pāvilosta, Grobiņa