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Walking trail REGIONAL ROAD (village of POPCHEVO – village of BELOTINO) - LAKE VODOCHA - REGIONAL ROAD (village of POPCHEVO – village of BELOTINO)

The walking trail is of great importance because it passes through the populated areas of the villages of Popcevo and Belotino characteristic for their specific favourable climate conditions, and the opportunity for development of rural tourism.

This walking trail starts at the local road near the village of Popcevo which is abundant with vegetation and fresh mountain air. The place offers a possibility for development of fishing, and during the summer, around the dam, there is an area with villas, with improvised fishing huts that are used by fishers.

Around the track there are green pastures, and meadows where the locals take the livestock for grazing. The surrounding of the trail has splendid scenery, rich vegetation, wonderful places for rest and recreation, and opportunities for landscape photography.

The trail is rich with diverse flora and fauna. The lower parts are prevalent with deciduous woods including: birch, linden, oak, chestnut, and maple. The higher parts are prevalent with evergreens including: pine, cypress, thuja, and juniper.

The fauna is diverse and rich with rabbits, wolves, foxes. Among the birds most prevalent are: pheasants, eagles, and falcons, and there are as well various types of insects.

The water eco-systems are characterized with well-developed bio-flora, and many types of water plants including: reeds, different types of algae, important for the survival of many species of fish, such as catfish, roach, sow thistle, and other species.

This part of the walking trail is rich in pine forest, and is mainly used for rest, recreation, relaxation, picnic, exercise and other sports activities.

  • Flora and fauna:

The walking trail has clean air, is rich with forest, colourful surrounding. The grass flora offers possibility for collecting diverse types of tea and fruits. The short stemmed forest includes many different types of plants, and mushrooms including: chanterelles – cantharellus; champignon- agaricus bisporus and parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota procera, as well as, raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, dog rose.

The deciduous trees are prevalent in the lower parts, including: betuala alba – birch; tilia sp. – linden; acer sp. – maple. The evergreens, present in the upper parts include: pinus sp. – pine; abies alba – fir; cupressus sp. - cypress, and juniperus sp. - juniper.

Fauna that can be spotted on the trail include: rabbits, wild boar, wolves and foxes. Among the birds that can be seen are: nightingales, pheasants, partridges, eagles and falcons, and there are also various kinds of insects.

  • Additional opportunities for using the trail (eco-tourism, rural tourism, walking and jogging, hunting and fishing, mountain biking, herbal tourism).