Heimtali study trail (1.2-2.5 km)

Viljandi County, Sakala Recreation Area
The study trail is an excellent supplement to the Heimtali manor complex. To get to the start of the trail, drive towards Viljandi from the centre of Heimtali Manor. The parking area is near a small castle-like building – the old distillery. The trail is intended for nature-lovers, who are interested in mighty broadleaved trees. The huge tree trunks, however, are covered with different rare lichen species, many of which are keystone species of key habitats.
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Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 2 buses, 10 cars.
AmenitiesAt the start of the trail there is a parking area, information board, dry toilet. The study trail consists of two parts. The 2.5 km part goes past the only lime-tree stand in Estonia, and the second is a short 1.2 km trail. Both parts of the trail start and end near the parking area. The trail is partly covered with wood chips, and there are lots of stairs and staircases.
Camping facilities The nearest camping area and campfire site is at Sinialliku.
Hiking options yes
SightsThe study trail is next to Heimtali distillery and introduces the most widespread broadleaved hardwood trees in Estonia.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationViljandi County, Viljandi municipality, 6 km from Viljandi. Object no 22 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Imavere–Karksi-Nuia road, 26 km from Imavere, turn right before Lake Viljandi towards Heimtali and drive 4.8 km to Heimtali distillery. The parking area is by the road on the right, and the study trail starts on the left side of the road, 30 m before the parking area. When coming from the direction of Pärnu, drive 41 km from Kilingi-Nõmme towards Viljandi, turn right towards Heimtali and drive 2.5 km to the centre of Heimtali. Turn left there, go past the round stable and the schoolhouse in the park and descend to the valley. The parking area is to the left of the road. Walk back 30 m along the road from the parking area to the start of the study trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.321867
longitude: 25.512799
L-EST 97 x: 6465583 y: 588640