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Tolminka River Educational trail

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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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This short educational trail along the Tolminka River is routed through an interesting river landscape. It is presenting the fishing story and provides plenty of opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
easy
Distance 1.3 km
1:00 h
0 m
12 m
176 m
158 m
The Tolminka River Educational trail leads from the town of Tolmin to the confluence of rivers Soča and Tolminka. It starts under the bridge across the Tolminka River and ends after approximately 1 km next to the footbridge across the Tolminka River, just above the confluence of rivers Soča and Tolminka. It is routed entirely along the right bank of the river and offers views of the old part of Tolmin. It is routed parallel to the Na Rojah Street which was named after millstreams that supplied water to water mills which used to operate on the Tolminka River. After that, it is routed along the really steep Klanec Street (klanec = slope). After approx. 400 m, the trail turns away from the houses which can later only be seen on the terrace above the conglomerate wall. The trail continues through the willow tree forest, reaches the plateau with the Faronika Hatchery and the Tolmin Wastewater treatment plant and ends at the end of this plateau.

The trail is routed entirely along the right bank of the Tolminka River. At the beginning of the trail, the river is clearly visible, however, it soon hides behind the willow trees. It is difficult to access the river because of the steep embankments that prevent easy access. Beneath the Klanec Street, where the trail turns away from the houses, you can see the Tolminka River again and also access it by crossing the sandbank. However, only for a short while. Soon after, the river hides behind the thick willow tree forest again and the access to the river becomes steep. Just in front of the wastewater treatment plant, the Tolminka River shows up again and then moves away from the trail which it reaches again just before the trail ends.

Author’s recommendation

You can find several children playgrounds and resting points along the trail, which is why you can spend several hours until you reach the end.
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Občina Tolmin
Update: October 30, 2022
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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, safe and appropriately secured. It only descends steeply for the first few metres and then follows the gradually descending river.

Tips and hints

The trail is appropriate for parents with trolleys and small kids.

Start

Road bridge across the Tolminka River on the regional road Tolmin-Ljubljana (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 across the Tolminka River

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The Tolminka River Educational trail includes 11 points with benches and tables or deck chairs which provide a pleasant stay. There are several children playgrounds along the trail for kids to play with. The educational part of the trail is presented on nine information boards. The educational content provides information about the Tolminka River, fish in the river, aquaculture and fishery. The main content on the boards is supplemented with local or historical details.

The first information board is located at point 1. The content provides information about the Tolminka River. The second information board is located at point 2. It provides information about the Soča trout. The next information board is located at point 4. It provides information about the Adriatic grayling. Point 5 also includes an information board which provides information about foreign fish species living in the Tolminka River: Cottus gobio, Adriatic chub and Italian barbel. The information board at point 6 provides information about the factors endangering the fish in their natural environment. In order to eliminate the threats as soon as possible, the sixth information board at point 7 provides information about the measures protecting the fish and their natural environment. The information board at point 8, next to the Faronika hatchery, provides information about aquaculture. Information board at point 10 provides information about fishery. The last information board at point 11 provides information about a special type of fishing – fly-fishing.

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Public transport

There is no organized public transportation available to the starting point of the educational trail.

Getting there

In order to reach the starting point under the bridge across the Tolminka River in the Zalog Street, you have to walk along the main road from the centre of Tolmin in the direction of Most na Soči – Ljubljana.

Parking

You should find a parking lot somewhere in the centre of Tolmin.

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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Equipment

No special equipment is required if you would like to hike along this trail.

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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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