Bory Tucholskie National Park is located in Pomerania Voivodeship, in the north part of Poland. In it’s area you will find the country’s largest pine forests with lakes and countless dunes which are the residues of the last glaciation.
It comprises 21 glacial lakes with the most famous trail known as the Stream of Seven Lakes. The lobelia lakes found in the area of the park are especially valuable and rare (Greater Gacno and Lesser Ganco). They are protected because of their crystal-clear, acidic water and an unique flora. Within the park and around it floats a river Brda which is an excellent place for kayak trips.
In Bory Tucholskie National Park it is clear that pines are not the only trees. You can also find there yews, which are the Europe’s largest yews community situated in the yew reserve located in Wierzchlas Forest. Bory Tucholskie also hosts many animals like deers, bucks, wild boars and wolves. You can also find there many rare species of birds, including cranes and eagles.
Among the land attractions provided by the National Park there are the Stone Circles in Odry, along the Wrda, constructed ca. 1st-3rd century AD by Goths migrants from Scandinavia to the south of Europe. The circles have diameters of 15 to 33 metres, and their interior is coverd with stone pebbles, under which graves can be found. In the vicinity of 10 such circles, 29 kurgans (barrows) have been discovered. Archeologists have determined that the Goths occupied this territory for 130-150 years, then traveled through Ukraine along the coast of the Black Sea in search of the legendary land of Oium.
“Bory Tucholskie” National Park is part of the areas protected under the Natura 2000 programme.