The Slowinski National Park - Goat Hill
The land of waters and wind – you need to see it. When you are a visitor in Goat Hill, you have a unique possibility to visit one of the two seaside national parks, the Slovinski National Park. When you rent the stylish house near Leba, and relax in beautiful surroundings of the forest and the seaside nature, it is worth to go to The Slovinski National Park. It is special and unique not only in Poland but also in Europe.
The uniqueness of its flora and scenery was the reason why in 1977 it was added to the World Biosphere National Park by UNESCO. The park covers 32,74 hectares of land and sea (21,57 of that is land only); it stretches from the seaside town of Rowy through Łebsko, Gardno, Dołgi Małe, Dołgie Wielkie and to the surrounding forests. Long time ago Slowinski Park Narodowy was a Baltic Sea Bay. The regressing of the Scandinavian land-ice and activities of the sea turned it into land.
How to get there?
By car you can reach the nearest entrance to the Slowinski National Park. It would take only 20 minutes, after which you will have to leave the car in the parking lot. From this moment, we have several options for getting around the park:
- golf cart
- on feet
Photos: T. Rudziński, www.slowinskipn.pl
Przyroda i zwierzęta
Large parts of the swamp area give shelter to many thousands of crane flocks. In the autumn the park is full of their specific crane call.
Trips to the quick sands in the Slowinski Park Narodowy are something that stays in your memory for ever – it is like a little Polish Sahara desert… There are travelling sand dunes, known as quick sand, unique in the European scale. The sand that the wind carries covers the live seaside forests, and the sand even tries to get to the human habitats. To stop this process most of the dunes were afforested –a lighthouse of Czołpino is situated on one of them.
Trips to the quick sands in the Slowinski Park Narodowy are something that stays in your memory for ever – it is like a little Polish Sahara desert.