Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail

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Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail

Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
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The dunes in Rannametsa have always been a popular place among hikers. Trails and information boards have been built here to protect the delicate nature and still introduce the nature of Luitemaa to visitors.The 2.2 km circular trail, parts of which are a boardwalk, passes through the pine forest on the dunes and Tolkuse Fen, leading to the largest swamp pool of the fen (approx. 96 x 210 m). An 18 metre viewing tower has been established on the top of Tornimagi, the highest dune in Estonia, which takes you more than 50 metres above sea level so you can see as far as 50 km away and even spot Kihnu Island.
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Sintija S
Riga, Latvia43 contributions
Beautiful nature.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We made a stop here before the long way to Tallina. We didn't believe that in a winter here is so beautiful nature. You can drive here in all seasons!
Written 23 December 2018
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Allar A
Helsinki, Finland141 contributions
Easily accessible and reasonably short bog trail
Aug 2018 • Couples
Tolkuse bog is a beautiful example of an Estonian raised bog, and very easily accessible and navigable one at that. Situated conveniently along the Pärnu-Riga highway, while the trail itself is not very long, only a couple of kilometres, unlike many other bog routes that measure upwards to 10 km. Stunning scenery, beginning in the pine forest with the path leading up to a 18m high observation tower, and continuing to the bog pools at the furthest point of the trail that you shouldn't miss.
Written 23 November 2018
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mitiros
Lincoln, UK150 contributions
Botanist heaven
Sep 2016 • Friends
The circular 2.2 km trail, partly on boardwalk, is situated in Luitemaa Nature Reserve. At leisurely pace it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The trail winds through Tolkuse bog, across sandy dunes covered with airy heath pine forest and leads to Tornimägi hill. There’s an 18 m high observation tower on top of the hill, offering stunning views of Häädemeeste coastal meadow and the Pärnu bay from one side and the Tolkuse bog from the other side.

The study trail leads to the largest bog pool, where the water lily, bog bean and dwarf water lily grow. Along the boardwalk you can spot sundews, beak-rush, tussock cottongrass and sphagnum mosses of various colours.

A special landscape and a lovely environment great for kids and adults alike
Written 22 October 2016
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Hansje
The Hague, The Netherlands820 contributions
Nice trail
Jul 2016 • Family
This a nice trail through the woods and the old coastal swamp. Easy to follow, as most of it is an elevated wooden walkway.
Written 6 August 2016
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Piia E
292 contributions
This is one of my favourites
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is a very pleasent walk in the interesting lanscape at the hill and between the bog lakes. This is quite easy trail. When the weather is good you could spend there 1-3 hours. The nature is beautiful and everybody could find some interesting plants. Wonderful trail for everybody. You can even pass the part of it when you are at the wheelchair.
Written 23 June 2016
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castironskillet
Saginaw60 contributions
Really awesome trail
May 2016 • Solo
Trail at a pull out on the road with a great trail. Some stairs, but the trail is well maintained and goes through a pine forest on the hill up to an observation tower, then down to a wetter forest and out to a bog. The view from the tower was incredible. Definitely stop here if you are driving by, and it is also well worth the drive from Parnu.
Written 14 June 2016
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Sasanf
Lund, Sweden311 contributions
Perfect trail for the family
Jul 2015 • Family
I was there with my boys, nine and ten, and they both loved it. It may be in part because of the abundance of blueberries but I am sure they enjoyed the nature as much as I did. There is a watchtower that overlooks the entire area, the sea to the West and the mire to the east. The trail is in really good shape but it isn't really that long which also fit the boys. We saw both lizards and a snake.
Written 27 July 2015
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mS15rb
Europe24 contributions
Love this place!
Aug 2014 • Family
Makes a wonderful daytrip from Parnu or an excellent couple-of-hours stop on your way from Pärnu to Riga.

Wonderful untouched natuure yet easily approachable and due to the wooden trail can be walked through even in high heels if better equipmenmt is not available.

Still- hope that it will not become too well known, the silence with only a distant traffic noice is so beautiful.
Written 10 May 2015
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Neropatti
Helsinki195 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Jun 2014 • Friends
The bus trip from Pärnu took about 40min and cost 1,80€/one way. From the Rannametsa bus stop you have to walk about 1km back to the way the bus came from to reach the parking area which is really just a wider area on the side of the road. From there you follow the 2,2km sand trail that takes you first up the dunes to the watching tower via stairs, where you can get a view of the sea and the bog area ahead. Then you just follow the boarded causeway trail through the bog to the ponds where you can even take a dip if you are daring. The water is cold and cloudy and there's no place to change, but there's a stepladder to the pond. Even my brother who used to spend his summers in Lapland hadn't visited a bog this large. The best thing is you don't have to wear rubber boots or anything, just safely walk on the planks. I wouldn't go as far as to tell you to wear your best stilettos, even though I saw someone wearing high heels, but as the round trip from the bus stop and back is about 5km in total wear your good walking shoes.
Written 27 June 2014
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