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Nature trail Kladská

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Open without interruption since September 1977, this trail is 9,5 km from Marianske Lazne (Marianske Lazne - Kladska hwy.) and only 5km from Lazne Kynzvart. Accessible by private car, bus from Marianske Lazne, or on foot by marked hiking trails. Entry to the leaming trail from the Kladska - Prameny highway (from the Kladska settlements hunting lodge 250m toward Prameny). Trail circles Kladska pond and runs along the Kladska Bogs national nature reserve (in the "Tajga" area).

The 1,6 km path leads along an elevated boardwalk, and has numerous rest and lookout points. Barrier-free access, mainly for wheelchairs, from the trails end point. The trail is easy and requires no special clothing.

The trail has 8 information panels:
Entrance: Why protect the Slavkov Forest? The reserve emblem with its symbolic flower, arnica montana. Geological evolution of the terrain.
History of the Kladska settlement and the reservoir‘s inhabitants .
Flora and fauna; Slavkov Forest past and present.
Mineral springs of the Slavkov Forest, their genesis, development, interaction and characteristics.
Rare flora and fauna of the Tajga bog.
Humolite evolution and classifi-cation (bog, transitional bog, upland moor).
Medieval tin mining in the Slavkov Forest; the Long Trench technical monument.
Beautiful Nature for Humankind - conservation in the Czech Republic, basic tasks and missions of the reserves. Emblems of the oldest Czech nature reserves and national parks.

All information panels are in Czech, English and German. Trail open yearround. Expert guides available. (In season, please notify the Slavkov Forest Authority in advance.)
Map of nature trail
Pond Kladský rybník - small island
Wooden footpath above the swamp