Municipal Forest Study Trail

The Municipal Forest (Mestni gozd) is an area of well-preserved forests at the southern outskirts of Celje. A network of 12 forest trails with a length totalling 14 kilometres is well-arranged and equipped on some 100 hectares of dense forest.

Thanks to it vicinity and accessibility as well as extraordinary diversity and preservation, the Municipal Forest is excellent also as a place of instruction regarding natural ecosystems and the basics of sustainable development.

The various programmes in terms of content are adapted to children of all ages; foresters offer a professional approach to primary and secondary school students in accordance with forest education, which has been developed through guided tours in the Municipal Forest that have been provided to many school groups over the last decade. The programme, which is based primarily on experiencing the life of nature, presents the diversity and functioning of the forest ecosystem, its comparison with ecosystems of the town, park and fields, the many useful roles of forests and a sustainable way of making use of the forest. A stroll through the forest wilderness enables you to see the most developed ecosystem on land.

Length: 12 trails of a total length of 14 km
Needed time: 1 h 30 min

Access:
Entry points are located in the direct vicinity of the centre of town in the Municipal Park, Meškov Studenec, at the end of the Savinja Bridge (Čopova Street), Petričko, Heraklej Sanctuary and Belaj Inn in Polule. 

Zavod za gozdove RS, Krajevna enota Celje
Ljubljanska cesta 13
3501 Celje

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