Footpath routes

Footpath route P1 (1,7 KM)

P1

Gauja educational route is located in Dieveniškės district, next to the river Gauja, in the Dieveniškių Historical Regional Park area. Path length is 1.7 km. When traveling you have a possibility to get familiar with the local flora and fauna. The trail has 18 stops and over 61 useful objects- information boards, bridges, benches, observation tower and other. Part of the trail is adapted to visitors with disabilities. Near the trail there is a parking area, a resting place. After such an eventful sightseeing tour it is important to remember not to keep the place tidy, and after minding that you can enjoy the beautiful photographs of the Dieveniškės surroundings.

Footpath route P2 (6 KM)

P2

The route begins in Ethnography museum in Poškonys. There is a possibility to see the exhibition, book a tour or purchase tourist brochures at the temporary Park Authority location in Dieveniškės. Traveling by the Poškonių pond shore, you can stop for a break at the river boat bay and admire the views of the Lastaučikų one-street village. When you go up the hill, you will enter the grove. You will see a sign leading to the “Pelėda” (“An Owl”) camp. You can have some rest, eat something, take a shower or spend some time by the fire. Next stop you should make by the barrows near Poškonys. Here you can learn about our ancestors burial traditions from 5th-6th centuries. Remember to go to see the impressive 22 meters wide barrow on the top of the hill. If you keep on moving on the grove road (about 1 kilometer), on your right hand side you’ll see a spectacular Grybiškių village panorama, where the fields are organized according to strips (rėžiai) system. If you keep on moving on the grove road for about 0.5 km, you will reach the Grybiškių Oak and Pine, two important Natural Heritage objects. It’s the largest oak in the Dieveniškių Park. The tree is impressively big and beautiful. Near the Oak there is another protected tree – Grybiškių Pine. From the Oak we suggest you to come back to the Ethnography museum in Poškonys, moving along the Poškonių pond, through the Lastaučikų village.

Footpath route P3 (10 KM)

P3

The route begins in Ethnography museum in Poškonys. There is a possibility to see the exhibition, book a tour or purchase touristic brochures at a temporary Park Authority location in Dieveniškės. Traveling by the Poškonių pond shore, you can stop for a break at the river boat bay and admire the views of the Lastaučikų one-street village. When you go up the hill, you will enter the grove. You will see a sign leading to the “Pelėda” (“An Owl”) camp. You can get some rest here, eat something, take a shower or spend some time by the fire. Next stop you should make by the barrows near Poškonys. Here you can learn about our ancestors burial traditions from 5th-6th centuries. Remember to go to see the impressive 22 meters wide barrow on the top of the hill. In October a traditional celebration „Uždekime vėlinių žvakelę“ (eng. “Light a candle for the All Saints Day”). If you keep on moving on the grove road (from about 1 kilometer), on your right hand side you’ll see a spectacular panorama of the Grybiškių village view, where the fields are organized according to strips (rėžiai) system. If you keep on moving on the grove road for about 0.5 km, you will reach the Grybiškių Oak and Pine, two important Natural Heritage objects. It’s the largest oak in the Dieveniškių Park. The tree is impressively big and beautiful. Near the Oak there is another protected tree – Grybiškių Pine. From the Oak we suggest you to come back and turn left towards the village Grybiškės. If you follow a small field path, it will take you back to the forest. If you go a few hundred meters to the left, you will find a Rimašių stone field. Its one of the important objects of the Regional Park – a group of big stones. Since a long time our ancestors had been surrounded by stones. They were used in household, constructions, rites and rituals. On the Park territory there are 4 object of National Heritage – stones, involved in many legends and stories. The mentioned stone field is a witness of the melioration process, when all the big stones where brought to one place and put into lines. It is supposed, that it was planed to crash the stones and use them for the construction works. When traveling further you will come to Rimašių village. The only village street imitates the bend of the Gauja river. For the first time Rimašiai village was mentioned in 1744. Currently at the village there are 26 households. Most of them were built in the end of 19th and the early 20th century. After visiting the Rimašiai village, you should move to the other Gauja river shore and move towards Pupiškiai village. Just after entering the village turn to the right. Approximately after 0.8 km on the field on your right you will be able to see some Cultural Heritage objects – stones “Jankelis” and “Jankeliukas”. From “Jankelis” and “Jankeliukas” come back to the beginning of the route, to the Ethnography museum in Poškonys.

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