Viidumae Nature Reserve

Viidumae Nature Reserve, Lumanda: Address, Phone Number, Viidumae Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Viidumae Nature Reserve
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The ecological reserve was established in 1957. The area of the ecological reserve constitutes 1873 ha. Different forest types can be seen here, from swamp forests to high pine forests. The Burgundy snail, the biggest land snail in Estonia, lives on the grasslands and greenwoods. The wooded meadows, semi-natural biotic communities that are typical for Saaremaa but almost extinct, are preserved in the Viidumae ecological reserve by means of traditional maintenance methods.Good to know: The Viidumae ecological reserve is located in the highest and oldest part of Saaremaa.85% of Viidumae are covered with woods.
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Saaremaa is not so plane, if you visit Viidumäe. Nice hiking trials, take "off" and picnic buscet with you!
Written 16 June 2019
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Kelly L
Eau Claire, WI16 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Visited in early September. Saw so many different kinds of mushrooms. We hiked up the tower and saw many trees covering the island. We hiked on 2/3 of the loop hikes. We loved these place. It is a special botanist's paradise. If I ever have the chance, I would like to come in the spring to see the wildflowers.
Written 14 September 2018
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M H
Darlington1,302 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
We visited this quite small forest reserve in the first week of March. We were looking primarily for Eurasian Pygmy-owl and Tengmalm's (Boreal) Owl. Unfortunately for us we didn't hear or see any owls and we think we might have been a week or two too early. That said we know others have heard them at this time in other years.

The reserve is signposted off the '78' northwest of Kuressaare and so is easy to find. Near the hamlet of Viidu is a small carpark and interpretation board from which a short walk (1.8kms) is signposted. There is also a tall observation tower nearby which was open and although we didn't climb up we're sure you'd get good views over the forest. There are a number of other walking options and we understand a trail map can be bought from the visitor centre next to Loona Manor though we didn't bother as we knew it was closed on a weekend.

The reserve also has Wild Boar, Badger and Roe Dee as well as some quite rare species of orchid. In terms of other birds we saw Willow and Northern Long-tailed Tits, Northern Bullfinch and three species of Woodpecker (Black, Grey-headed and Great Spotted).

If you are into nature and on the island then this free to access reserve not much more than 20 kms from Kuressaare is a must.
Written 7 March 2016
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Martins V
Jurmala, Latvia385 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
I would suggest to start your visit to this park with attending information centre in Loona manor to get advice, guidance and more detailed map. It is excelent wild place with very unusula sights. I was wondering about very swallow overgrown by gras and reeds and rocky sea, numerous species of birds and plants
Written 7 July 2015
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W0nderer007
Kaunas, Lithuania93 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Only visited the viewing tower of the reserve. Interesting climb, worth to go up. Nice view of the coastline and feels good to be above the trees. If would have had more time, probably would have taken a small walk in the woods. If You are not afraid of heights, climb up and be aware that tower might be moving up there. Although it has roof, it can be windy up.
Written 5 September 2014
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