|Region||Upper Carniola Statistical Region|
|Starting point||The marked parking lot next to the Čukova jama Lake, next to Talisman (Bobovek 31,Kranj)|
|Route length||1,4 km (0.15 miles)|
|route duration||0,5 -1 h|
|Best time to visit||summer, spring, early autumn, winter|
|Appropriate for||Baby Strollers , Baby Carriers , 1-3 years of age , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age , Dandy Horses, Bikes|
|Level of difficulty||Easy route|
The Čukova jama Lake is one of the three lakes that make up the Bobovek lakes. If you are not a fan of massive tourism (which is typical of the Bled Lake and the Bohinj Lake), then this is a great idea for a trip. The three Bobovek lakes are clustered near the village of Bobovek in the Upper Carniola statistical region. Their total area is about 4.5 hectares big. The largest lake in the north is called Krokodilnica (Crocodile lake), the one in the south Čukova jama (Owl’s cave) and the smallest one in the west Ledvička (Little kidney). At the beginning of the 20th century, a swampy meadow was formed in abandoned clay pits.
The circular path takes you past all three lakes.
In 1905, the Bobovek brickyard began excavating clay. In 1953, mammoth remains dating back to about 180,000 years ago were found in the area. In 1965, preserved remains of a fish called Leuciscus leuciscus were excavated. In 1971, the clay ceased to be exploited and the former clay pits were flooded. Today, the lakes are overgrown with aquatic and riparian vegetation and are the habitat of many different animal and bird species.
Due to ornithological, paleontological and other special features, the lakes (ponds) are protected and declared a natural landmark.
Brunarica Štern Hut in Kranj
The menu boasts excellent homemade food and pizzas. You can eat inside the restaurant or in their cool summer garden, which will hide you even from the worst summer heat. Children can play in the playground or jump on the trampoline.
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Vita, Olja and Juna Recommend
The Čukova jama Lake is perfect for swimming in the summer and for skating in winter. Of course, all at your own risk! You can also enjoy a picnic and spend an afternoon by the lake looking at the beautiful nature. It is not unusual to see people completely covered in lake mud. The locals believe that the clay in the lakes has healing properties.
If you look around, to the mountains; Storžič, St. Lawrence Hill and St. Nicholas Church in Mače, you will notice interesting forest- Zaplata. Listen story about Devil's forest. That's how the Story goes...
Once upon a time, there lived two farmer brothers down in the valley who were having an angry dispute over the ownership of a nearby forest. They quarreled and sued each other in court. The older brother got very angry one day and said, "If the forest can’t be mine, let the devil take it." ...