Vandalized Sigulda walking trail has been restored

A walking trail in Sigulda that was subject to vandalism in September has now been restored, the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) announced October 11.

DAP Vidzeme regional administration director Rolands Auziņš pointed out that the main elements of the trail have been repaired and it is again available for safe use, and expressed regret that it had to be closed due to others' thoughtless actions. In September several steps and railings on a steep section of the trail were vandalized, making the trail difficult to navigate. 

The picturesque trail connects the River Gauja with Sigulda near the Sigulda Art School, has been restored, the Nature Protection Board (DAP) informed, noting that it is now accessible to visitors. It should make a lovely autumn walk, offering spectacular views across the forests of the Gauja valley.

The most recent information about nature trails and ideas on where to go are available on the websites and The DAP also recommends using the "Nature tourism" mobile app for choosing new destinations, where you can quickly plan a day for a beautiful walk or outing in nature anywhere in Latvia. This app contains more than 500 different nature tourism destinations - nature trails, viewpoints, towers, footbridges, bicycle and boat routes, bird and animal watching places.

The Gauja National Park (approximately 92,000 square meters) is currently celebrataing its 50th anniversary.

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