Starting at the source of the Lipnica Stream, the Grabnarca Waterside Nature Trail leads hikers across a number of small wooden bridges, along the Grabnarica Stream at the foot of the Jelovica Plateau all the way to the Count's Lake.
The Grabnarica and the Lipnica streams once powered a number of mills and sawmills and the trail along them reveals the importance of water for the people of Radol'ca both in the past and today.
The area is distinguished by the remarkably diverse flora and fauna, including the extremely rare stone crayfish and the symbol of the trail, the white-throated dipper. A section of the trail forms part of the Natura 2000 Conservation Area. The return is best made across the picturesque meadows that encircle the village of Vošče, with views of the Karavanke Range and the Julian Alps. The trail can be combined with the Lipnica Castle Natural Science Trail.
Length: 5 km
Total time: 2 hrs
Grade: easy hiking trail
Signs: waymarkers and information boards (in Slovene)
Starting point: Spodnja Lipnica (46.3208N, 14.1627E) or Lancovo (Cultural House)
Starting from the village of Lancovo: At the side of the Radovljica–Kropa road stands a large building that houses a small supermarket and a bar. Vehicles may be parked here. Cross the road and follow the waymarkers to a local road which leads uphill.
Starting from the village of Spodnja Lipnica: From the Radovljica–Kropa road take a turn to the village of Spodnja Lipnica. Drive through the village and continue along the road leading to the Jelovica Plateau, until reaching a small parking area on the left side of the road before the last group of houses. Vehicles should be parked here – then follow the waymarkers.
Slovenia Forestry Service, Bled Regional Unit
Šercerjeva 37, Radovljica
Free of charge