Educational path Grički kal - Gradnji skedenj

Grički kal, a karst pond named after the nearby village of Grič, has become a pleasant village gathering point and a popular hiking destination, because it is ideally situated on the edge of village hay meadows and forests and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Village karst ponds are still an integral part of the local cultural and natural heritage attesting to the resourceful and hard-working nature of the local people. A well-marked path from the Grički kal leads to the Grdanji karst cave that is situated above the village of Grič. In the past, the cave was a save haven for the locals, especially during the time of Turkish raids, but also for hajduks, hunters, partisans, etc. The cave is easily accessible, although the area surrounding it is not covered with pastures anymore. The entrance to the cave that lies high in the woods is marked by a rock shelter that continues as a passage descending diagonally into the underground. The cave is an important archaeological site and a bat roost. Traditional hike is on the Sunday before Christmas.

Technical description

  • Waypoints: Grič–Grdanji skedenj karst cave–Grič
  • Start: the village of Grič
  • Access: road Kanižarica–Brezovica
  • Length: 3 km
  • Time: 1 h
  • Difficulty: easy

Points of interest

Grički kal karst pond and a well – an outdoor classroom, Grdanji skedenj karst cave – an archaeological site and a bat roost