Ligatne nature trails

Лигатне — природные тропыLigatne nature trails of the Gauja National Park, established in 1975, to acquaint visitors with nature, species of wild mammals living in Latvia, the diversity of nature and the need for protection.

On the banks of the river Gauja, in a rich wooded ravines area for more than 5 km of paved trails where you can observe the characteristic of the species of animals and birds. Visit takes an average of 2-2, 5:0

Found on Ligatnenskih the natural paths of the wild animals brought from different places of Latvia. These were wounded or priručënnye the animals that cannot survive without human care and constantly search for food. Ligatnenskih natural fences for trails you can watch roes, wild boars, bears, foxes, wolves, moose, Lynx, owls, fish owls and bison.

Visiting ligatne nature trails, visitors are advised to wear comfortable, suitable for hiking clothes and shoes.

Caves in Ligatne

In and around Ligatne is significant outcrops of sandstone, which we call the cliffs and rocks. Perhaps there is the biggest concentration of sandstone rocks in Latvia, which residents of Ligatne and its environs, for many years used for household and industrial purposes, creating a system of caves and cellars.

A few species are Lustuzis, Anfabrika and rock Springû rocks are protected natural objects of national significance. And in ligatne and its vicinities is several tens of cliffs and rocks, and the value of all these jewels of nature are not less important, after all, not to mention rock, gudu cliffs Kuku, rock Zvarte rock and others.

Very interesting discoveries are associated with cliffs caves and cellars. And it is worth remembering that this is not a beach of Soviet times, the tradition of the benefits to nature, in ligatne has more ancient history.
Here is what writes about this history-Aivars Balodis Līgatne:

“Every self-respecting man thinks ligatne more than clear. This is a carved into the rocks of sandstone cellars. Pink, gold and grey sandstone rocks formed 350-370 million years ago. They were formed when sand particle currents, demolition of silt and clay rocks, which settled, uplotnâlis′ and streams formed visible today, sandstone and dolomite or sedimentary breeds. ”
Visit to the caves and cellars Līgatne available to tourists only a guide!

Particularly the secret object of Soviet times, code-named “boarding house” in Ligatne.

At the rehabilitation center Ligatne, at a depth of 9 m below ground level is arranged well bunker area 2000 m 2, the stigma of secrecy with which was withdrawn only in 2003 year. The bunker was built in 80-s of the last century for the needs of the political and state elite in the event of a nuclear war. Secret hideout a first Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, bunker was a strategically important place in Soviet Latvia in case of nuclear war. Naimoŝnejšaâ autonomous economic structure with all the essentials and the newest equipment of the time. Up to now managed to save all the authentic underground equipment!