Viidumäe study trail (1,6 km)
The “backbone” of the Saaremaa Island is the highest and oldest part of the island which began to emerge about 10,000 years ago. The coastal escarpment has been preserved at the height of 18 m to the present day. Viidumäe Nature Reserve is home to over 660 species of vascular plants, among which 59 rare species are under protection in Estonia. The most famous of these is the endemic Rhinanthus osiliensis, a species of rattle. The escarpment is surrounded by a belt of springs, 70 to 80 according to the count. In some places crooked oak trees grow in the understory of pine forests. Bogs and fens cover about 10% of the nature reserve.
The trail starts at Viidumäe Nature Reserve Centre in Viidu, 28 km from Kuressaare.
several forest types, species under protection
Information board, arrow signs, points of interest More information on the RMK website. Дополнительная информация здесь.