The old green beauty Solčava’s Yew has always attracted curious travelers who admired the extensive wooden figure. Check it out on a pleasant themed trail.
700-year-old Solčava’s Yew
The Solčava’s Yew (Taxus baccata) is more than 700 years old and is one of the oldest trees in Slovenia. It is protected as a natural treasure of national importance. In 2001, measured a diameter of 108 cm, a height of 13 m and a circumference exceeding 340 cm. It grows extremely slowly, the annual increase in diameter is just 0.4 mm. The Yew has been repeatedly exposed to lightning strikes, so the top is broken with new branched shooting out of the trunk. It also bears poisonous red berries.
To Solčava’s Yew by Thematic Route
A marked forest themed path leads from Solčava to the Solčava’s Yew, which requires about 1 hour and 15 minutes of walking. The experience is enriched by interesting interpretation boards that tell about life in the forest. From the center of the village Solčava, you walk on the road along the Jurčef stream to the Tisa bar, from where a forest path leads along the stream and crosses the road towards Podolševa. Take a short break and enjoy the silence, then descend along a slightly steeper path back to Solčava.
Adventures and sights that are near by: Solčava Panoramic Road, Center Rinka
STARTING POINT: near Center Rinka v središču kraja Solčava (644 nmv)
END POINT: Solčavska tisa (830 above seal level)
DIFFICULTY: medium difficulty marked trail
ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 186 m
TIME: 1 h 15 min
FOOD: Eco Tourist Farm Ramšak famous for irs dairy products and Ramšak’s energy plates; Bar Tisa
SIGHTS AND EXPERIENCES: Solčavska tisa, Solčava Panoramic Road, Center Rinka and a permanent exhibition Solčavsko – A Walk into the Arm of the Alps
ACCOMODATIONS:Eco Tourist Farm Ramšak