Selli-Sillaotsa study trail (4.7 km)

Tartu County, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserv
Some trail sections are in poor condition and therefore, please be careful.
The trail starts in a pine forest at the edge of a mire. There the Suuretüki observation tower offers an excellent view on the Laeva mire. The trail continues along a boardwalk across the Laeva mire, which is well known for its good cranberry sites.
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesSillaotsa parking area (5 cars).
Amenities2 information boards, 2 shelters, 2 dry toilets, 9 small information boards, observation tower (12 m), boardwalks and wood chip-covered sections of the trail.
Hiking options yes
SightsMire, varied biota.
Berries and mushroomsbilberries, cloudberries, cranberries
Winter accessibilityAccess road is kept clear of snow; no snow removal on the study trail.
Additional informationNB! Laeva-Palupõhja road that goes to the river Emajõgi is flooded and impassable during high water. On average it takes 1.5 h to walk the trail. The trail runs through the bog (3.5 km) and on gravel road (1.2 km). No camping or making campfire on the trail! Keep dogs on the lead! The trail is intended for walking. Take all waste with you when you leave.
In 2011 a 400 m section of the trail was reconstructed with wood chip cover and 170 m of boardwalk was renovated under the ERF measure “Preservation of the Diversity of Nature”.
RestrictionsFor organising a public event with more than 30 participants the consent of the protected area manager is required! Riding motorised watercraft on the Pedja River is prohibited!
LocationLaeva municipality, Tartu County.
Driving directionsDrive along the Tartu–Tallinn road, 20 km from Tartu turn left immediately after the large sign (Tallinn 161, Siniküla 5, Laeva 2), drive 200 m and take the middle road to Palupõhja (traffic sign “uneven road” 11 km). Drive 8 km to the parking area on the right. (Before that (6.8 km) you can see the end of the study trail with a shelter and dry toilet on the right). The study trail starts at the parking area. Follow the RMK sign to the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.435041
longitude: 26.268727
L-EST 97 x: 6479429.6 y: 632492.2