Kampinos and Lowicz area

kampinos and lowicz areaThe Kampinos Primeval Forest starts on the north-western outskirts of Warsaw, and thanks to its closeness to the capital means it forms the “green lungs” for the city, supplying it with fresh air. Traditionally a hunting area for Polish Kings and abundant with game like auroch, bison and brown bears, it is now one of the favourite weekend destinations for Warsaw inhabitants and visitors. These days it is inhabited by moose, beavers, elk, wild boar, otter and… hoards of mosquitos. By exploring the Kampinos on foot or by bike, you can discover its unusual inland dunes, with its patches of marshes and peatbogs.

The Kampinos Primeval Forest starts on the north-western outskirts of Warsaw, and thanks to its closeness to the capital means it forms the “green lungs” for the city, supplying it with fresh air. Traditionally a hunting area for Polish Kings and abundant with game like auroch, bison and brown bears, it is now one of the favourite weekend destinations for Warsaw inhabitants and visitors. These days it is inhabited by moose, beavers, elk, wild boar, otter and… hoards of mosquitos. By exploring the Kampinos on foot or by bike, you can discover its unusual inland dunes, with its patches of marshes and peatbogs.

HOW TO GET THERE 
The Kampinos is within reach of the Warsaw public transport system. You can also easily get to one of local towns or villages by car, but remember that many roads passing through the forest cars are closed to cars – you will have to leave yours at one the parking areas (mostly for free). Lowicz is a bit further out, but it only takes about an hour to get there by bus or train, or less by car (take the E30).

 

A LIST OF HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN POLAND

Beskid Makowski
Beskid Maly
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Beskid Niski
Beskid Sadecki
Beskid Slaski
Beskid Wyspowy
Beskid Zywiecki
Bialowieza Forest
Biebrza River
Bieszczady
Bory Tucholskie
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Gorce
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Ilawa Lakes
Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Karkonosze Mountains
Kaszuby
Kurpie
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Lubusz Lakeland
Masuria
Masuria (centre)
Masuria (East)
Narew River
Pieniny
Podhale
Polesie
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Roztocze
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Suwalki
Tatra Mountains
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane
Warmia
Warsaw area
Western Pomerania