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Tourists’ attractions

Interesting places on the Bory Tucholskie area.

Bory Tucholskie is one of the biggest forest complexes in Poland. It has about 250 thousand ha of forest-covered acreage. Big forests, picturesque lakes and numerous species of animals combined together create great conditions for tourists, who want to relax and still be close to the nature.

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest advantages of Bory Tucholskie is the pure nature. It is worth noting that on the area of numerous reserves, one can observe species of plants, which are considered to be relics of natural history. Those are for example: Linnaea, Laponian willow, peaty violet and many others. While it comes to animals, we can enumerate many of them, such as: deer, roe deer, lynx, muskrats, etc. Visiting Bory Tucholskie is the great opportunity to see them all in one place.

The most interesting places on the area of Bory Tucholskie, despite various natural reserves, are: aqueduct in Fojutowo and stone circles in Odry. They are great examples of how Poland looked like in earlier ages. The aqueduct is the biggest building of this type in Poland and was inspired by famous Roman aqueducts. Stone circles are remnants of a cemetery, which was presumably located here between I and III century AD. What is more, some barrows were discovered there, containing at least 600 graves. The area is not only interesting due to picturesque natural features, but it is also fascinating from historical and archeological point of view.

Each place located on the area of Bory TUcholskie is worth visiting. Unusual landscapes, picturesque lakes, and forests will fascinate every tourist. It is almost impossible to describe all those beautiful places, so we will describe only some of them, which shouldn’t be omitted by a person visiting the region.

Aqueduct in Fojutowo

Aqueduct in Fojutowo can be considered to be one of the most interesting attractions of Bory Tucholskie. In the same time, it is the longest and the most massive construction of this type in Poland (75 meters width), creation of which was inspired by Roman aqueducts. Divergence between levels of rivers on both sides is equal to 9 meters. The aqueduct was built in 1848 from stone and cut bricks, and in 70s, the vault was completely renovated (it was covered with reinforce concrete). The Czerska Struga is flowing through the channel, and the span is joining waters of the Brda’s channel, used to irrigate nearby areas. The aqueduct in Fojutowo is located on the Tuchola-Czersk trail.

Mylof

Mylof is the village located near Rytel in the Chojnickie province (it is located 22 km north from Czersk and 7 km from Rytel). There is a Brda’s water dam located with water culvert in the form of stairs (the drop of water is equal to 12 m, with the speed of 22 m/s). There is a hydropower plant located near the dam. What is more, the biggest rainbow trout’s breeding company is located here, as well as one of Brda’s kayaking points

Old-Polish Yews nature reserve

Leon Wyczółkowski’s Old-Polish Yews nature reserve is the oldest reserve in Poland and the second the oldest in Europe. The nature reserve (85,73 ha) located near the Mukurz lake, having the acreage 43,3 ha, being the biggest habitat of common yew in Poland (Taxus baccata L.), has been protected since 1827 r. Among many mixed types of trees (pine, oak, linden, maple, birch, ash, alder) there are about 4 thousand of hundreds-year old trees growing on those sandy soils. Between 1926 and 1935, L. Wyczółkowski was the frequent guest of the „sacred grove”, drawing more than 100 portraits of old yew-trees (among others, he painted “Chrobry”, the yew-tree of 2,5 m diameter) and pines.

Stone circles in Odry

“Stone circles” is the biggest complex of stones in Poland, which is considered to have been Gots cemetery between 1st and 2nd century AD. The reserve is located on the right bank of Wda River. Circles are of 15 to 33 m of diameter. There are between 16 to 29 stones in each circle, of 20 do 70 cm height. Despite those circles, there are also barrows in the reserve. Scientists explored about 600 graved underneath them. Since 15th September 1958, the area has been lawfully protected as the nature reserve. Not only was it created to maintain the archeological monument, but also to protect about 86 species of lichens (which are in majority of cases observed on mountain ranges), which were discovered growing on about 300 stones.


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