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Kauhalammi duckboard trail (Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas)

The two-kilometre-long duckboard trail of Kauhalammi offers views around the easternmost raised bog of the Kauhaneva mire complex. The trail goes around the largest pond in the bog, Kauhalammi. The thickness of the bog is up to four metres, and the pond is equally deep. Raised bogs get all their water and nutrients from the rainwater. Because of this, they are very rugged environments.

Did you know that?

  • The surface pattern typical of raised bogs has formed during the last 3,000 years. The pattern consists of dry ridges, or hummocks, that circumferentially surround the center of the bog. There are wet passages between the creams. The pattern has been influenced by frost, frost and water flow.
  • The hummocks are relatively easy to navigate. They grow sparrows and trees.
  • There may be ponds in the depressions or passages of the oasis bog. They are shallow and peat based.
  • The passages may also have a vegetated surface. However, they are damp and can be submersible. Moss and sedges are found in vegetation.
  • The maximum peat thickness in Kauhaneva is about 5 meters. The thickest layers of peat are located on the western edge of Kauhalampi.

Coordinates (WGS84): 62.20342, 22.43925