Saare study trail (1 km)

Lääne County, Silma Nature Reserve
The most striking feature in Silma Nature Reserve is the reed beds. The Sutlepa Sea is a relict lake separated from the sea as a result of post-glacial rebound and its shores are hemmed with wide expanses of reeds. Here you can listen to the song of great reed warbler, the incessant reeling of Savi’s warbler, and the call of the Eurasian bittern, which resembles the sound of blowing in a bottle.
Phone+372 506 2004
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilities
Parking for 1 tour bus or 5 cars, max 1 caravan
AmenitiesThe trail is marked with wooden signs, there’s an information board and an observation deck at the start of the trail. The further observation site is 380 m from the parking area. The trail also features an 7,5 m high observation tower at the edge of the reeds.
Hiking options true
SightsLyckholm Manor and museum, coastal meadows, relict lakes
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
Recreational fishing in Silma Nature Reserve is prohibited from 1 March to 30 June. Motorised water traffic is prohibited. Cycling outside designated roads and paths and motorised vehicle traffic and parking outside designated roads and parking areas is prohibited in the nature reserve. Camping and making campfire is allowed in designated places only.
Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationSaare village, Lääne-Nigula municipality, Lääne County
Driving directionsDrive on Keila–Haapsalu road, turn right at Linnamäe. Drive 11 km, turn left towards Pürksi at the Aulepa junction. Before Pürksi village turn left (follow the sign to Lyckholm museum) and drive through Saare village. The road ends at the parking area and the lake, and this is where the study trail starts.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.032857
longitude: 23.565549
L-EST 97 x: 6543856 y: 475055