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Educational trail along the Tolminka River

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  • Tolmin, confluence of Soča and Tolminka river
    Tolmin, confluence of Soča and Tolminka river
    Photo: Leonardo Olmi, Turizem Dolina Soce
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The educational trail along the Tolminka River will take you on an interesting journey along the river. You will explore the fisheries story in the area while having a nice and relaxing hike.
easy
Distance 1.3 km
1:00 h
0 m
12 m
176 m
158 m
The educational trail goes from Tolmin to the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka Rivers. The trail starts under the road bridge over the Tolminka and ends after about a kilometer at the footbridge close to the confluence. The trail starts in the old part of Tolmin. First it follows a part of town called Na Rojah, which got its name from the channel which fed water to the mills standing on Tolminka. The last part of Tolmin which lies close to the river is »Klanec«, which got its name from the steep slope the streat sits on. After 400 meters the town retreats to the terraces overlooking the river. The trail continues to a plateau on which fish farm Faronika and the Water purification facility lie. The trail continues past them and ends at the footbridge.

The Tolminka River is always on our left side. At first the river is in plain sight, but it soon hides behind thick willow trees. The access to the river is difficult here since the banks are very steep. Before the town retreats from the river the river opens up to us and allows us an easy access to it. After a few meters the river hides again behind the thick foliage and the banks steepen up. When we reach the Water purification facility we can catch some unobstructed views of the river which later moves a bit away from the train and only meets it again at the trail's end.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is equipped with children's playgrounds and rest points so you can take the trail leisurely.
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Občina Tolmin
Update: July 15, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
176 m
Lowest point
158 m
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1.3 km
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Safety information

The Trail is wide and safe. It starts with a slight descent and then follows the Tolminka River.

Tips and hints

The trail is suitable for parents with strollers and smaller children.

Start

Road bridge on the main Tolmin – Ljubljana road. (176 m)
Coordinates:
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46.184146, 13.740023
DMS
46°11'02.9"N 13°44'24.1"E
UTM
33T 402761 5115279
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Destination

Footbridge over the river Tolminka

Turn-by-turn directions

The educational trail has 11 points of interest. They are equipped with benches, tables or recliners which allow pleasant stops. There are also several installations where children can play. The educational part of the trail consists of 9 information panels. The content is dedicated to the Tolminka River, its fish, aquaculture and fishing. Local highlights are also presented on these panels.

The first panel sits on point 1 and is dedicated to the Tolminka River. The seconds is on point 2 and is dedicated to the marble trout. The third is on point 4 and is dedicated to the adratic grayling. The next one is on point 5 and presents the other fish species in Tolminka River. The panel on point 6 describes the threats to fish populations. The next panel on point 7 presents the measures for fish conservation. The panel on point 8 describes aquaculture. The last two panels on points 10 and 11 are dedicated to fishing and fly fishing.

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Public transport

There is no public transport to the educational trail.

Getting there

You will have to walk from the Tolmin town centre to reach the start of the trail. The trail starts below the road bridge over the Tolminka River.

Parking

Parking in the center of Tolmin

Coordinates

DD
46.184146, 13.740023
DMS
46°11'02.9"N 13°44'24.1"E
UTM
33T 402761 5115279
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Equipment

There is no special equipment needed for the hike.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
1:00 h
Descent
12 m
Highest point
176 m
Lowest point
158 m
Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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