Length 10.6 km
Time needed
Time needed 02:30
Največja strmina vzpona[%]
Greatest slope of the ascent: 2 %
Greatest slope of the descent: 3 %
Average slope of the ascent: 1 %
Length of ascents above 5%: 0.00 km
The lowest point of the route: 295 m
The highest point of the route: 288 m
Difference in altitude: 26 m
Poraba kalorij
Consumption of energy for men: 2449 kJ (585 kcal)
Consumption of energy for women: 2010 kJ (480 kcal)
Difficulty: Easy
Quality of the surface
Quality of the surface: Mixture
Primerna obutev: Not relevant
Short description

A short route along the eastern part of the Ljubljana Marshes Landscape Park runs across a typical marshy landscape where natural and cultural elements intertwine into a mosaic. The route runs entirely along the plain; only a short section of the route runs along a busy road.


Škofljica – informacijska točka Barje – Pijava Gorica – Škofljica

From Škofljica to Mah
The route begins in Škofljica. You can park your car in the centre of Škofljica. Turn towards the Marshes at the main crossroads. Cross the railway line and turn right at Žagarska Street. Walk some hundreds of metres along the railway line , , then cross it and turn left, straight towards the Marshes . There is the solitary hill Babna gorica on the right. The asphalt becomes macadam at the last houses, and you continue between the marshy meadows and fields . Walk across Mah (moss), as the area is called by the locals, which is denoted by the damp character of the Marshes. Continue past individual patches of the forest where the path, in accordance with land allotment, winds a little, then you'll reach the crossroads where five paths meet.

Crannog dwellers
This crossroads is an important historical point. An informational board about the life of the crannog dwellers and crannogs is located there. The remains of their settlement were found in this area , . Even the fallow name - Kolišče (Crannog) - suits the site of the findings. Ostrorogi jelen (Sharp-Horned Red Deer) may have roamed here when he visited Jezerna roža (Lake Flower), as author Janez Jalen describes in his novel Bobri (Beavers). You can think about the crannog dwellers during your walk, drink water from the nearby spring or rest on a bench, and then move on, along the path on the extreme left.

The Dremavščica Stream
The road Ig–Škofljica crosses the path. Carefully cross the road; then proceed in the same direction, along the interestingly named stream – the Dremavščica. The Dremavščica Stream is regulated in this part of the riverbed which can be seen in the old maps and orthophotos, but not entirely. The road starts winding soon. Turn left to a cart track, then turn back right and continue to walk in the same direction . The cart track ends in a macadam road which leads from Pijava Gorica towards north, at the foot of Pijava gorica solitary hill . Turn left at the crossroads and continue through the birch-lined alley, along the heavily beaten old asphalt road which joins the Ig-Škofljica road, which you've already crossed today.

Back to the starting point
Walk along the road for approximately 30 metres, then turn left, to a short and new section of the road with pavement, and then turn left again to the macadam path . It runs some hundreds of metres ahead towards northwest; however, you'll turn right at the crossroads towards north. You're again at Žagarska Street where the starting point of the route is located .


Church of St. Simon and Judas in Pijava Gorica
The church dates back in the 15th century. Frescos by Janez of Ljubljana were recently discovered there. The place itself is a century or so older than the church and was referred to in the old records as Pyaweczpuhel. Before ascending the steep and demanding Turjak slope, horse and cart drivers used to stop in Pijava Gorica to have a snack.

Corncrake - Crex crex
The Marshes with the extensive and partly flooded meadows where grass is cut late in the year—this is the corncrake's habitat. Corncrake is a migratory bird from the rail family. Its appearance is not very appealing. It's the size of a pigeon but more similar to a grouse in form and colour (speckled brown). Between May and July, it produces the characteristic 'krek krek' sound, after which it got its Latin name. But it's very unlikely that you'll hear it – it prefers to make the sound in the middle of the night.

Crannog dwellers
The crannogs of the Ljubljana Marshes are one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. In June 2011, the crannogs near Ig were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The crannogs represent the beginnings of farming, livestock breeding, pottery, metallurgy and permanent settlement in this area. The site is actually filled up, but the information board provides some basic information about it.


Cultural Landscape of the Ljubljana Marshes
The Ljubljana Marshes are marked by a typical cultural landscape where natural elements and cultivated surfaces, mostly meadows and other cultivated lands, intertwine. This mosaic intertwinement of cultivated land and uncultivated surfaces can be nicely seen due to hedges and lines of shrub vegetation along the canals, which crisscross the wet ground of the Marshes. People have been cultivating the existing vegetation in fragile balance throughout the history. This vegetation also represents a habitat for numerous animal species, which contribute to the wide diversity of this area that belongs to the Ljubljana Marshes Landscape Park.