Selli-Sillaotsa study trail (4.7 km)

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.
The trail is for walking only!
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesFor 4 cars by the first shelter and for 8 cars in the parking lot 1 km away.
Amenities2 information boards, 2 shelters, 2 dry toilets, 3 benches, 9 small information boards, observation tower (12 m), boardwalks and wood chip-covered sections of the trail.
Hiking options The trail is for walking only!
SightsMire, varied biota.
Berries and mushroomsbilberries, cloudberries, cranberries
Additional information
  • The trail is not kept clear of snow.
  • The trail is for walking. 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!
  • Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
Restrictions The study trail is situated in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, view the restrictions on visiting here Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationTartu municipality, Tartu County. Object no 1 on the nature reserve map.
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 7 km to the shelter and parking space on the right. Larger car park is after 1 km (BL: 58.435041, 26.268727, L-EST 97 x: 6479429 y: 632492).
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.434143
longitude: 26.289248
L-EST 97 x: 6479370 y: 633693