Walking Trail in Kirkilai Landscape Reserve
KARST LAKELETS IN KIRKILAI
In the region full of sinkholes, this area is unique because of the highest density of sinkholes (more than 200 items per sq. km) and in particular circular lakelets. A circular lake indicates that the lake evolved from a collapsed sinkhole. When a sinkhole collapsed to expose the water table at the surface, the sinkhole was filled with water forming a small circular lake. A footpath runs across area making it possible to have a close look at these exceptional water bodies. This is one of two habitats in Europe where green sulphur bacteria (GSB) and purple sulphur bacteria (PSB) are present, the second one is in Italy.
PONTOON BRIDGES COGNITIVE WALKING TRAIL
Next to Kirkilai observation tower there is a special cognitive pontoon bridges walking trail. It is a perfect way to enjoy beautiful landscape of Kirkilai lakelets. The path is around 800 meters long.
Near Kirkilai lakelets you will also find numerous benches and picknic tables, kids' playground, educational "Bug Hotel", wooden "Sound Catcher", free WiFi, and a special "Sun Eco" public service station, where you can charge your phone or inflate bike tyres.
Coordinates: 56.248237, 24.691336