The canyons in Belarus: the landscape reserve Mozyr ravines

The canyons in Belarus: the landscape reserve Mozyr ravines

Мозырские овраги
Ландшафтный заказник Мозырские овраги
Белорусские каньоны
Каньоны в Беларуси
Каньоны Мозырь
Мозырские овраги: белорусские каньоны
Мозырские овраги
Ландшафтный заказник Мозырские овраги
Белорусские каньоны
Каньоны в Беларуси
Каньоны Мозырь
Мозырские овраги: белорусские каньоны

Mozir

Natural objects

Many people perceive Belarus exclusively as a country of lakes, forests, and swamps. However, there are truly unusual sights. These are the Maldives ( there are several lakes with such status in Belarus), and fantastic landscapes reminiscent of Mars (such as it is depicted in the movies), and the Norwegian fjords and even a waterfall! The canyons that are located in Mozyr and its suburban area can be placed on the top of the most picturesque places in our country.

The history of the landscape reserve Mozyr ravines

The landscape reserve Mozyr Ravines was established on February 21, 1986. The purpose of its creation was to protect the unique natural landscape of ecological systems, the species diversity of animals and plants (in particular, those that are listed in the Red Book of Belarus). In 2007 the area of ​​the reserve was reduced: the territory of the ravines that belong to the urban area of ​​the central and western parts of Mozyr was excluded from it.

Interesting facts about the landscape reserve Mozyr ravines:

  • Despite the official status, the reserve does not have its own administration (it reports to the Mozyr district executive committee), and special measures for its management are not developed.

  • In the reserve, there is a relic plant called common black cohosh. It was given the highest environmental status. This plant was found only there and on the territory of Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

  • The reserve is located on the territory of the Mozyr ridge, formed about 250 thousand years ago!

  • Its area exceeds 1100 hectares.

  • An ecological 6 km trail has been laid through the territory of the reserve so that tourists can get acquainted with the most types of plants that are found here.

Advice from VETLIVA: ecotourism lovers will like our guides on the nature of Belarus and the exclusion zone. The first introduces interesting facts about all the natural locations that are found in our country, and in the second one will find all the information about the exclusion zone. It will be useful for stalkers and fans of unusual travels.

Amazing landscape of Polesie

The Mozyr ravines were formed as a result of the glacier. Huge masses of water, gravel, and sand did a painstaking job, washing the winding and deep passages in the local hills. At the bottom of the ravines, there are huge boulders. A breathtaking panorama opens on the Polesskaya Lowland and Pripyat from their peaks. Mozyr is not in vain poetically called the city on seven hills precisely because of it's amazing, unlike anything terrain. At the bottom of some ravines, even the streets of the city are laid!

An interesting fact from VETLIVA: in Mozyr there is a hill where pagan idols once stood. Now this place is called Mountain Shaitan, or Devil's Mountain, and it is located in the area of ​​Internatsionalnaya and Ulyanovskaya Streets. Locals often tell mystical stories about it. This is not surprising: many sights of Belarus have their own legends and myths, and we are not only talking about the well-known Chornay Panni of Nesvizh. Our article about mystical Belarus will convince you of this!

The hilly area is not typical for Belarus, there are practically no mountains on the territory of our country, however, ski tourism is developed at the proper level. Therefore, if you come to  Mozyr, you can forget for a moment that you are still in Belarus. The landscapes really amaze the imagination: the steepness of the slopes often forms 30 degrees. The depth of the ravines can often reach 40-60 meters! The slopes are covered with plants and trees; in the city, local residents’ gardens are located on them. 

An interesting fact from VETLIVA: the right to be called Belarusian Switzerland was given to Logoisk. Nevertheless, the Mozyr ravines with their height differences are worthy to compete with it for this title.


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