GOZDNA IN GEOLOŠKA UČNA POT PEKEL / FOREST AND GEOLOGICAL NATURE TRAIL PEKEL

(Gozdovi so pljuča Pekla)

GOZDNA IN GEOLOŠKA UČNA POT PEKEL

Učna pot se nahaja v krajinskem parku Ponikovski kras. Vodi nas skozi gozdove, ki obdajajo naravni spomenik kraško jamo Pekel. Speljana je krožno, saj se pred jamo začne in tudi zaključi. Pot je dolga 1980 m, prehodimo jo lahko v dobri uri in pri tem premagamo višinsko razliko 129 m. Že leta 1984 jo je uredilo Gozdno gospodarstvo Celje, sedaj pa zanjo skrbimo gozdarji Celjskega gozdarskega društva in Zavoda za gozdove Slovenije, Krajevne enote Žalec.

Proti naselju Ponikva se nedaleč stran od učne poti nahaja naravni spomenik izvir potoka Ponikvice, ob katerem je urejeno tudi nekdanje perišče. Od izvira naredi Ponikvica kratko pot do požiralnikov v Lokah, kjer ponikne v podzemlje jame Pekel in iz nje priteče kot potok Peklenščica. V bližini požiralnikov je urejena tudi pitnica izvirske vode Ločanke.

Na učni poti so na 10 informacijskih točkah predstavljeni odnosi v gozdu in naravi, različne vloge gozdov, gozdne ptice in živali, življenje dreves, gozdna tla, vpliv škodljivcev in ujm na gozdove ter kras s kraškimi pojavi. Na vrhu poti lahko na Požerišču posedite v hladni senci hrastov in borov ter prisluhnete ptičji simfoniji.

Vabimo vas na sprehod po poti, po kateri vas bo vodila radovedna sovica Brihta. Skupaj z njo boste lahko odkrili številne skrivnosti, ki jih v gozdu nikoli ne zmanjka.

Informacije in vodenja:

Zavod za gozdove Slovenije, KE Žalec: tel. 03/57-13-588; e-pošta: ke.zalec@zgs.gov.si

Vsak obiskovalec pot uporablja na lastno odgovornost.

 

 

FOREST AND GEOLOGICAL NATURE TRAIL PEKEL

The nature trail is located in the Ponikovski kras nature park. It leads through the forests that surround the karstic cave Pekel, which is a natural monument. The trail is circular, starting in front of the cave and ending there as well. The trail is 1980 m long and can be walked in a little over an hour, with a height difference of 129 m. It was established in 1984 by the Celje Forestry Service, and nowadays it is maintained by the foresters of the Celje Forestry Society and the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, the local unit of Žalec.

Towards the settlement of Ponikva there is a national monument, the spring of the Ponikvica brook, where there is a former clothes-washing site. From its spring, Ponikvica makes a short distance to the sinkholes in Loke, where it sinks into the subterranean caves of Pekel and emerges to the surface as the Peklenščica brook. In the vicinity of the sinkholes there is a drinking fountain with spring water from Ločanka.

Along the nature trail there are 10 info points about the relationships in the forest and nature, different roles of forests, forest birds and other animals, the life of trees, forest floor, the impact of pests and natural disasters on forests and karst with karstic phenomena. On the top of the trail, at Požerišče, you can sit in the cool shade of oak and pine trees and listen to bird symphony.

Take a walk along the trail, guided by the inquisitive little owl called Brihta (eng. Smarty). Together, you can discover numerous mysteries that the forest never runs out of.

Info and guided tours:

Zavod za gozdove Slovenije (Slovenia Forest Service), Local unit of Žalec: tel. 03/57-13-588; e-mail: ke.zalec@zgs.gov.si

Each visitor uses the trail at their own risk!