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Description of the trail
Kazdanga Park is the biggest park in Latvia (~196 ha) and will give you a great chance to stretch out the legs. With the new viewing platform and wooden boardwalk in place, the two parts of the Park (Valāta Park and Šēfers’ Birch Grove) on both sides of Kazdanga Dzirnezers (Mill Lake) are now connected, making a total hiking distance of 9 km. The route allows interpretation, as there is a number of paths in the Park. To help yourself finding the way, follow the informative signs and marking on trees (yellow, green and red coloured stripes, marking the different distance routes). There are several resting areas along the way. The route leads through the old manor park with various foreign tree species and heritage trees, fish ponds, lake, river, coniferous forest. There are lots of hollow trees around. The Valāta Park part is characteristic with its hilly terrain and glens. There have been 154 bird species identified on the route. High diversity of nesting birds. During the day time, various bird species can be observed the whole year through.
Few stretches of the trail (incl. the wooden boardwalk on the Lake) are adjusted to people in wheelchairs and parents with baby-strollers.
In order to open the GPX file with the trail route on a mobile phone or computer, please install one of the hiking apps or maps, e.g., Wikiloc, Outdooractive, ViewRanger, OS Maps or any other GPX file reading programme or application.
Suggested starting point: Kazdanga Park labyrinth in Kapleja (sports and recreation square)
Starting poing of the trail in the map: Lat: 56.72480, Lon: 21.73576
Part of the trail
Hiking time: 3 h
Distance: 9 km
Marking: Marked with special signs – stripes painted on interest objects and trees
Trail surface: Wooden boardwalk, gravel, path
(During rain and in winter the trail is slippery)
, catamaran rental in the summer season (Kazdanga Castle Museum, +371 28616717)
+ viewing platform
At Saieta House and at Culture Centre.
A room for people in wheelchairs is available at Saieta House.
Getting there: by car, by bus
Rules to follow:
trail administrator: Kazdanga Parish Council, 63448188, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closest shops: Kazdanga, Aizpute
Closest gas stations: Aizpute