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New visitor centre in Pagramantis Regional Park

2015-06-18

In Pagramantis Regional Park was opend a new visitor centre in Ringiai village (Tauragė distr.). The purpose of the centre is to provide detailed information to visitors on the natural and cultural values and educational trails and routes of this protected area.

The park boasts a picturesque landscape of the valleys of the Rivers Akmena and Jūra. A distinctive feature of these valleys is suspension bridges that connect the river banks. The steep slopes abound in scarps. The banks of especially valuable small tributaries of the Jūra and the Akmena, including Lylava, Alanga, Vynija, Aušbruva, Šunija, Bremena, Sermas and Dabrupis, are covered with forests. A unique formation of the park’s rivers is their numerous shoals. Many years ago glaciers brought and left plenty of large erratics here. One of them, the Tamošaičiai Stone, is called the Giant.

The slopes of the river valleys have many hill forts, mounds and ancient burial sites. Raised bogs break the monotony of the landscape of the valleys. Many rare plant species such as tufted bulbrush,
common spotted orchid, Turkish marsh gladiolus, neckera moss, etc. grow in Plynoji Raised Bog. This place features an educational trail.
Visitor centres have already been opened in most national and regional parks of Lithuania.

Public Information Division
18/06/2015


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas