The county of Gniezno is rich in attractions and the magnificent landscapes as well as clean environment make it a charming place. Lednicki Landscape Park, three wildlife reserves in the forests in Czerniejewo and 362 monuments of nature were created in order to preserve nature. Additionally, Powidzki Landscape Park and Puszcza Zielonka Landscape Park are partially located in the county of Gniezno.
The Park was open in 1988 in order to preserve the unique terrains, which were the cradle of civilization on the grounds around Lake Lednickie. Its surface area is 7.652 ha and it is situated within urban districts such as Łubowo, Kiszkowo, Kłecko and Pobiedziska. It is the first ethnographic Landscape Park in Wielkopolska. The plains are rich in numerous moraines hills and postglacial lakes such as Lednickie, Głębokie, Sławno, Bachorce and Linie. The Park's highlight is Lake Lednickie with four islands. One of them is called Ostrów Lednicki and there are precious remains of Neo-Romanesque architecture. A heritage park was created around the lake and it presents a typical 19th-century village in Wielkopolska. In the Park the fields with rows of willows are dominant. Forests cover no more than 18% of the Park's area. There are 25 monuments of nature - trees. The richness of flora is indicated by 520 species of wildly grown plants among which 5 are protected entirely and 9 only partly. Additionally, there are 99 protected bird's species among which 13 are partly protected. Bittern and goldeneye are endangered species. You may also see two interesting species of yellowhammers: ortolan and corn bunting. Additionally, there are rare species of partridges, quails, lapwings - to name only a few. Two species of small falcons live in spine forests. Increased tourism is a danger to ecosystems especially of those terrains that are most often visited. Taking that into account, Lednicki Landscape Park in cooperation with forestry management in Gniezno and local councils created the nature trail. It is 7 km long and it is located on the route Waliszewo - Dziećmiarki - Kamionek - Waliszewo. There are 20 stops where one is familiarized with the protection of flora and fauna, and the management of forests. Every stop has got its own theme that is supported by characteristic features one may observe.
The Park was open in 1998 in order to protect natural and historical values. Its surface area is 24.600 ha and it is situated within urban districts such as Kleczew, Orchowo, Ostrowite, Powidz, Słupca, Wilczyn and Witkowo. The peculiar characteristic of the region is the existence of 17 postglacial lakes which are narrow, long and deep. There are two examples of the biggest and cleanest lakes in Wielkopolska: Lake Powidzkie and Lake Skorzęcińskie. Lake Czarne is very specific because of its vegetation. In the Park, there are 990 plant's species in 216 gatherings. Thirteen impressive trees are protected. The Park's fauna includes 147 bird's species and mammal's species. Additionally, there are 10 amphibian's species and 5 reptile's species. There are 22 fish species in the lakes. The greatest danger to the Park is increased tourism, which results in built-up area and water pollution.
The Park was open in 1993. Its surface area is 9.981 ha. There are pine forests with some deciduous trees. There are many protected trees in the Park including the oak on the route to Dąbrówka Kościelna. In the region of Dąbrówka Kościelna the wildlife reserve "Modrzewie Klasztorne" is a very characteristic feature. Just there, the oldest larch-pine forest in Wielkopolska grows covering the area of 6 ha. Animals that live in the forests include deer, fallow deer, roe deer, wild boar, hare, fox, badger, marten, otter and beaver. There are also protected bird's species such as raven, black stork, crane. Among the birds of prey one may meet white-tailed eagle. The interesting elements of the landscape are ponds, which definitely add to the diversity of the forested surrounding.
The reserve's surface area is 20,01 ha. It protects a part of deciduous forest. There are oaks, ashes, hornbeam trees, elms and polish larch. The majority of oaks are 110-120 years old while hornbeam trees are not older than 50 years.
The reserve's surface area is 2,97 ha. It protects 160-years old forest. There are ashes, birches, maples, oaks, aspens and willows. Stalk elm was the main focus of protection, but during 20 years it became extinct. That was the reason why the reserve was to be closed. A present, however, the change of protection's focus is being considered, for instance there is plenty of very rare maples species. The size of the reverse is also to be expanded.
The county of Gniezno is an area of scenic beauty where, especially for tourists, the net of trials was created. There are 8 hiking trials and 3 cycling trials. Altogether they are 244,1 km long. The trials lead through the most charming nooks with natural and historical values. The branch of Polish Tourist and Landscape Association in Gniezno, and the forestry management in Gniezno and Skorzęcin take care of the trials.
The yellow trial - the trial of memory of Victims of the Second World War
Jelonek - the local forest - Dalki - the city center - the
PKP railway station (14,4 km)
From the MPK terminus no 9 on Witkowska Street (0,0 km) we go to the meeting point of red and yellow trials. That is the venue where the older generation of Gniezno gathered for picnics. Next, behind the yellow signs we had towards the tombs of the unknown soldiers who were murdered in September 1939. then, we reach the station, which provides the city with potable water (4,0 km). Going in the direction of the town we cross Wrzesińska Street (5,9 km). We leave the forest (7,4 km) and we pass by the radio engineering pole which is situated on the highest hill of Gniezno (139,9 m above the sea level) There is a marvelous view over Gniezno. Shortly after that we reach Dalki (10,3 km) where we pass by the building of the former University and in the park we pass by the monument to 27 polish hostages who were put before the firing squad in the year 1939. Next, we get as far as Lake Jelonek and after getting to the Cathedral in Gniezno, Chrobrego and Lecha Street we come to the railway station in Gniezno (14,4 km).
The red trial - the trial of a walking tour of pupils from Trzemeszno in 1863
Railway station in Gniezno - Jelonek - Kędzierzyn - Trzemeszno - Duszno, as far as the borders of the county (34,2 km)
From the railway station (0,0 km) we head towards Jelonek Forest (4,7 km) where we find the yellow trial. After leaving the forest we pass by the eclectic church from the year 1840 in the village Kędzierzyn (9,0 km) After passing the next village called Nowa Wieś Niechanowska (11,3 km) we enter the forest, pass by forester's lodge "Krzyżówka" (16,9 km) and finally we reach the meeting point of the red and green trials. Shortly after, we get to Trzemeszno (24,0 km). There are historical monuments and in particular Baroque College and Assumption Basilica. Then, we reach the railway station (25,2 km). From there, after passing thought the village Niewolno, we come to another village - Wydartowo (31,2 km). There is the 19th century smithy. Going further, we reach Duszno where the 19th century church and the highest hill in the county of Gniezno is (167 m above the sea level)
The blue trial - the Trial across the Wełna Valley
The railway station in Gniezno - Strzyżewo Kościelne (10,2 km)
From the railway in Gniezno (0,0 km) we reach the settlement of Gnieźninek and pass by the old water-supply tower. There is the plaque, which commemorates the camp of insurgents in Winiary in the year 1794. Then, we come to the bathing ground on Lake Winiary. After living the village Wełnica (5,9 km) we go along the shore of lake Strzyżewskie where in the picturesque valley the river Wełna flows. Next, we go as far as to the bus stop in Strzyżewo Kościelne (10,2 km). There, you may visit the 19th century church and the grave of victims of Hitlerian terror at the cemetery.
The red trial - The Lednicki Trial
The bus stop in Dziekanowice - The railway station in Gniezno (22,2 km)
From the bus stop in Dziekanowice, near Wielkopolski Ethnographic Park, we head towards Fałkowo (3,4 km). There, we pass by the plaque that commemorates victims of Hitlerian terror. Next, we pass thought Łubowskie Olędry (the name reminds of the times when the Dutch settled in Poland). Then, we reach Pierzyska (9,3 km). Afterwards, we go east along the railway tracks as long as the level crossing the Woźniki (11,6 km). We reach Woźnik - Hub (14,5 km) and we turn into the bridge on the river Wrześnica (14, 6 km). From the bridge, we go to the east to Skiereszewo (15,6 km). After passing that part of Gniezno, we turn into Kostrzewskiego Street. There is Museum of the Origins of the Polish State. Through the Piastowski Park, we reach Lake Jelonek where we find the yellow trial (19,5 km). Then, crossing Jeziorna and Łaskiego Street we go to the Cathedral in Gniezno - a gem of Gothic architecture (20,1 km). After turning into the St Wojciech Street we reach St John's church (20,1 km). There is a gothic polychrome in the chancel. Next, we reach Dąbrówki and Wyszyńskiego Street and we pass by St Michael Church from the 15th century which is located on the Zbarskie Hill (21,2 km) Further we walk down Pope John Paul II, Sobieskiego and Lecha Street. There are many early 20th century houses, which are instances of eclectic and art novae architecture. Our stroll ends at the railway station in Gniezno (22,2 km)
The green trial - The Royal Trial
Skorzęcin - Gaj - Jankowo Dolne - Dziadkowo (46,5 km)
The trial begins in the village Skorzęcin, the county of Słupsk (0,0 km). From the bus stoop we head towards the beach on Lake Niedzięgiel. There is a resort camp. Next, we go to the village Piłka that is a forested settlement. We go through beautiful forests, for instance a pine one. We reach the village Gaj and further we find the meeting point of red and green trials in the village Krzyżówka (17,1 km). We pass by Lake Wierzbiczańskie (19,3 km) Behind he railway station in Jankowo Dolne (23,7 km) we cover the distance of 300 m and reach the sport center (GOSiR) and camping site. In the village Jankowo Dolne (26,8 km) there is partly ruined Dutch windmill and the plaque, which commemorates the victims of the Second World War. Then, we follow the blue trial as far as the bus stop in Strzyżewo Kościelne. There is the 19th century church and the cemetery the graves of those killed by Nazis. From there, we again follow the green trial and we reach the village Dębówiec and the Royal Forests. We pass by the forester's lodge "Brody" (36,3 km). Shortly after, we come to small Lake Głęboczek (40,7 km) and the wayside inn "Drogorad". We cross the road that leads to Bydgooszcz and we reach Mielno (42,5 km). From Mielno we go to Dziadkowo (46 km) and there 2 km of the village the trial enters another county.
The black trial - the Recreational Trial
Skorzęcin - Piłka - Skorzęcin (9 km)
The trial is located on the border of two counties: Gniezno and Słupca. That touring and recreational trial will rivet attention of tourist especially of those who spend their holidays at the resort camp in Skorzecin. In the open air one may admire marvelous forests or cycle. It starts at the bus stop called "Plaża" in Skorzęcin. First it leads you to the forester's lodge "Popielarze" and then to the village Piłka (3,2 km). We go along the western shore of Lake Niedzięgiel and we finish the hike at the same bus stop
The yellow trial - Onufry Kopczyński Trail
Gajówka Starzenina - Leśniczówka Daniele - Czerniejewo - Pierzyska (21,2 km)
The trial begins at the bus stop in Wierzyce. As far as the forester's lodge "Starzenina" the trial is out of the county's border. We go from the forester's lodge "Starzenina" to the wildlife reserve "Modrzew Polski" in Noskowo (1,9 km). Then, we head towards Czerniejewo where the 16th century church is (6,6 km). There is the monument t Onufry Kopczyński in front of the church. Passing along Panacea Street we reach one of the most beautiful palaces in Wielkopolska. It is classicist and it was built in the years 1770-80. Then we go to the forestry management in Czerniejewo and we enter the wildlife reserve "Bielawy" where the oak-hornbeam forest is (11,8 km). We pass by the monument to count Skórzewski. The next wildlife reserve is called "Wiązy" w Nowym Lesie" (13,3 km). From that reserve we reach the bus stop in Pawłowo and the wooden church. Later, we go through Baranowo as far as the railway station in Pierzyska (21,2 km).
The yellow trail - Hipolit Cegielski Trail
The railway station in Trzemeszno - Ławki - Gołąbki - Drogorad - Kowalewo (33 km)
We go from railway station on Trzemeszno to Kruchowo (6,0 km). There's a church from the year 1953 and the baroque 16th century manor on the hill. From there we go to the village Powiadacze and Ławki (9,5 km). In the center of the village one may visit the house where Hipolit Cegielski was born. There is the commemorative plaque in front of the house. At the present the house is owned by the family Jurgoński. Next we reach Gołąbki (14,0 km) where on Lake Łomno the resort camp is. From there we pass by the wildlife reserve "Czapliniec" near the forester's lodge "Długi Bród" and we reach the wayside inn "Drogorad" (25,0 km). Then, we go to Mielno (26,0 km). Then, we go to Mielno (26,0 km). There is the eclectic palace, which was built at the early 20th century. Additionally, you may see a group of oaks, which are monuments of nature and in the western part of Wendorf's mausoleum who used to be owners of the village. Behind the yellow signs we go to Popowo Podleśne (30,0 km). Behind the next village Kowalewo the trial crosses another county heading towards the village Recz.
Moraczewo - Gniezno (22,9 km). The trial symbolized by a bicycle against a white background. The trial is a part of the cycling trial from Poznań to Gniezno. It is 22,9 km long on the surface of the county. From the car park in Moraczewo, where the picturesque windmills are, we reach Lednogóra (2,6 km). Then we cycle as far as Dziekanowice (5,7 km) and Żydówko (9,9 km). From Rzegnowo (14,1 km) and Braciszewo (15,1 km) Finally we arrive at Gniezno along Kłeckowska Street in the direction of the city center.
The local forest - the local forest (9,6 km) The trial symbolized by two circles green and white. We begin at the bus stop no 51 and we go through the local forest to Jelonek forest. After passing by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier we come back to the same bus stop where we began our trip (9,6 km).
Forestry terrains: Skorzęcin, Piłka and Stary Dwór (20,9 km). The trial symbolized by a green circle against the white background. We begin at the bus stop "Skoręcin-Plaża" (0,0 km). Then we go to the forester's lodge "Popielarze" (0,5 km) we pass by the next forester's lodge Piłka and we head towards the green hiking trial (9,5 km). We come back again but this time to the village Piłka (15,5 km). Then following forest paths we reach resort camps and we return to the bus stop "Skorzęcin - Plaża" where we end our trip (20,9 km).
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