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Skrunda Trail along Venta River

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Skrunda Trail along Venta River is a 1.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Skrunda, Courland, Latvia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
1.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
29 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

river

views

On the coast of Venta river there is the Skrunda castle mound, which is a popular resting area among locals and tourists. There is a stage and it is surrounded by a park where one can enjoy the wooden chairs of Curonian kings designed by the sculptor Ģ. Burvis. There is a number of legends on the Skrunda castle mound – on underground passages, the white woman that comes out once in 100 years. The walking trail has been constructed along the Skrunda castle mound and the river and it allows to enjoy the beautiful nature sights, watch the birds and the calm flow of the Venta river. There is a number of benches along the trail, a resting area and several stops created to view the scenic Kurzeme landscape. A bearfoot paths has also been installed nearby. The trail also serves as the starting and closing point for kayaking. The trail is adapted dor people in wheelchairs and parents with baby-strollers.

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