Kauhalammi Trail, Karvia | 5 km


  • Kauhalammi pond
  • Kyröskangas road from the Middle Ages
  • Kauhaneva mire

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Daytrip, for families with children


3 hours Trail markings:

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Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park offers unique nature experiences in Northern Satakunta region. Spreading to the areas of Satakunta and South Ostrobothnia, Karvia and Kauhajoki municipalities, the National Park consists of vast marshland, beautiful waterways and fabulous coniferous forests. The rich and impressive nature of Kauhalammi trail provides an opportunity for relaxation and getting away from the daily worries. The trail is great for bird watching.

Route Description

The trail starts at Salomaa parking area and leads along a forest path to a campfire site. The vast Kauhaneva marsh is crossed on duckboards. Gradually, the landscape becomes more lush. By the water, in the middle of stunning scenery, there are two picnic areas where there is also a possibility for swimming. The final part of the route runs in the woods, where instead of duckboards you walk on forest paths as well as Kyrönkangas dirt road. You may choose to deviate from the path to a nature observation tower at Numminkangas, a short distance away. It is also possible to walk the trail in the opposite direction.

Good to Know

Birdlife in the area is diverse, so it is perfectly suited for bird watchers. Along the trail you can see, for example, cranes and swans. At the swamp, you may also come across red-throated divers, black-throated divers, golden plovers and redshanks. In addition to bird watching, you can also angle on the route. The trail is easy to walk, but due to the narrow duckboards it is not wheelchair accessible. At the beginning of the route, at Salomaa, there is a fire place next to which is an ecological toilet that can be freely used. Next to the campfire site you can also find a water point. Note, however, that the water should be boiled before drinking. In addition, there is a campsite for hikers in Salomaa. In late summer, you can enjoy the gifts of nature in the area by picking berries or
Most of the trail passes through easy terrain, but the duckboards are narrow. The final part of the trail is forest paths, and there are roots and rocks on the path. However, the most part of the route is easy to walk and the paths are relatively wide.

The Beginning of the Trail

Riippusillantie 55
47910 Hillosensalmi

N61 09.615 E26 50.203

Public transport:

From Tampere or Pori to Karvia by bus. From Karvia center, it is 11 km to the parking area of Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park (Kyrönkankaantie 357, Karvia).

By car from the south:

When driving Highway 3 (Tampere – Vaasa) towards Parkano,  drive  to the west (Road 274) direction Karvia. In Karvia, look for signs to Salomaa parking place (Kyrönkankaantie 357, Karvia)..

By car from the north:

When driving Highway 3 and arriving to Kurikka, look for signs to Kauhajoki (Road 67). Turn left from Road 67 to Road 44, towards Kauhajoki. From Road 44 you continue towards Karvia. From Road 6700 in Nummijärvi you follow the National Park signs along Kyrönkangas dirt road until you reach the Nummikangas parking place (5 km).

Kuva: Henna Hietaniemi






Accommodation and Services

Loma Raiso B & B
Hietaluomantie 272
39930 Karvia
Tel. +358 (0)40 568 2768

Nummijärvi Camping
Nummijärventie 591
61910 Nummijärvi
Tel. +358 (0)45 2670270

Hotel Kauhajoen Krouvi
Topeeka 30
61800 Kauhajoki
Tel. +358 (0)6 2311 644

Kantoranta Cottages
Kantovirrantie 22
61800 Kauhajoki
Tel. +358 (0)6 233 5135

Lauhansarvi Nature Resort
Guided excursions and program services
Lauhanvuorentie 490
Tel. +358 (0)40 825 8751

National Park customer service (one hour drive from Kauhalammi):
Seitsemisen luontokeskus
Tel. +358 (0)20 639 5270

Karvia tourist information www.karvianmatkailu.fi

Guide services near National Park
Kuvalahjat www.kuvalahjat.fi

Photography workshops in the nature, photographical gift products.
Taikapolku www.taikapolku.fi
Guided excursions in the nature, program services.