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Path beyond the wall, Lokve

The 7 km long Path beyond the Wall is a hiking trail intended for less demanding hikers, and goes around the village of Lokve. The major part of the 2.5 hour trail goes through a beech forest. You can access to it from many different points. One access point is at Poncala (at the village end which goes in the direction to Predmeja), another is in Cibja vas (at the village end which directs to the village Lazna) or on the summit of Mt. Skok (prior to the descent of the road in the direction to Čepovan). The Path has an important historical significance. The authorities put the inhabitants of the village of Lokve already in the period prior to World War I in charge of the plots of ground around the village or handed these even over into their ownership. Thus, they were enabled to make an easier living. The inhabitants removed the stones on their plots to produce grassland and on the boundary line between the private and state plots a wall came into existence. The forest wardens who then supervised the forest, didn’t have the right to walk on private land. But in order to be able to prevent the locals from stealing wood or leaves in the State Forest they walked around the village beyond the wall. This way the path, which has been almost entirely preserved up to the present, came into being. Along the way one can conquer also the 1189 m high Mt Škol or Mt Črni vrh. In Lokve one of the last peculiarities of the village can be admired: the standing water »lokev« called “Goveji kal” (Cattle pond), which is to be found on the the road to the settlement Lazna.

Institute GUEST on the Plateau - Zavod GOST na Planoti, Boris Kante, +386 (0)41 655 789, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,