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Walking trail MOMIN WELL - ERGENSKA CHESHMA - PAJCHE`S COTTAGE - MONUMENT OF NOB - SHELTERS - MOMIN WELL
This is a beautiful walking trail for hiking up the hill of “Samoranica”. It starts at the area of“Momin well”, and the freshet “Koritniche”, and it continues with a smooth uphill walk to “Ergenska Cheshma”, which got its name after being built by young and handsome men of the city of Strumica. Today this fountain still offers cold and portable water. From here the walking trail continues uphill, and is used for recreational, research, and educational purposes.
While walking along the trail one gets to a pleasant place for rest, known as “Kamcheva Cheshma”. From here, the trail continues towards the so-called stone stairs, and it passes through a small spring “Mala Cheshma”, and leads to the “Pajche’s cottage”. The place is named after the small cottage, located on the trail, built by master “Pajche”. This part of the trail is narrower, and more difficult for hiking, and is not that penetrable.
From here, the trail continues uphill, so in order to hike to the Monument of NOB, one needs to be very well prepared, and to have physical endurance. At two or three places, visitors pass by small rivers, streams, and small waterfalls.
The trail from the beginning to the end is abundant with vegetation, flora and fauna, and wonderful places where one can take rest, or use them for recreation; there is as well a possibility for landscape photography of the city of Strumica. The walking trail continues to the Monument of NOB, located at the place called “Shelters” that leads to the memorial Kosturnica.
- Flora and fauna:
The walking trail has diverse flora and fauna. In the lower parts there is short stemmed forest, rich with diverse types of teas, and several types of mushrooms, such as, chanterelles – cantharellus; champignon- agaricus bisporus and parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota procera. There are as well, currants, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and dog rose.
Among the deciduous trees, most prevalent are: betuala alba – birch; tilia sp. – linden; acer sp. – maple; and castanea- chestnut. The higher parts of the trail are abundant in long stemmed evergreen trees, including: pinus silvestris – pine; abies alba – fir; picea abies - European spruce.
The fauna is rich with rabbits, wolves, foxes, wild pigs, and there are several types of birds, including: nightingales, pheasants, eagles, falcons, partridges, and various kinds of insects.
- Additional opportunities for using the trail (eco-tourism, walking and jogging, mountain biking, herbal tourism).
TRACK TYPE: Ground