Trail of the 9 ponds

TRAIL OF THE 9 PONDS NEAR THE KOBJEGLAVA AND TUPELČE VILLAGES

The trail of the 9 ponds is a thematic trail that connects nine ancient water sources (traditionally known as 'kal', or ponds), which were of the utmost importance for the inhabitants of the Karst. These ponds, or 'kals', were built to catch water, since, due to the very porous soil, rainwater in the Karst drains away very quickly. With the help of these ponds they retained some of the water and used it mainly for their livestock, which was an important source of food for the locals. For the most part, the trail runs through pine forests, though parts of it follow the road into the villages, where you can admire the 'štirna' potable water reservoirs and the 'kalunas', which shield the homesteads from the bora wind. You can also stop by St. Michael's Church, where you can admire one of the most beautiful baroque stone altars in the Primorska region.

Length: 6 km, duration: 2 hours

 

 

Photos taken from:

http://www.stanjel.eu/naravna_dediscina/svet_voda/2015081709315563/

http://www.mojalbum.com/yeti1949/pot-devetih-kalov-12-1-2013/foto/20498054

http://www.mojalbum.com/yeti1949/pot-devetih-kalov-12-1-2013/foto/20498095

http://mapio.net/pic/p-33799664/