Cognitive Path in Nagliai Strict Nature Reserve (near Pervalka)adminlithuania
Nagliai Nature Reserve area – 1669,01 ha. It stretches from the north to the south for 8 km and it is 2 km wide on average. The highest dunes are Agila (53 m) and Vingis (51 m). The entire length of the dunes is made of ravines of the most intricate patterns blown by the wind and sandhills covered with grassy flora. Due to the color of the prevailing flora, the dunes are called the “grey”. Between 1675 and 1854 the sand blown by winds buried four settlements of Nagliai village. Later the inhabitants formed two new settlements – Preila and Pervalka. 1100 m. the long cognitive walking trail is arranged next to the parking area (15th km of the bikeway or 31st km of Smiltynė – Nida Road) in order to allow the visitors to get familiarized with the dune landscape in this Reserve. The Reserve is allowed to be visited on this particular point only. The Reserve nature environment is highly sensitive to human visits, therefore, the visitors are asked to walk only through the specific paths.