a left tributary of Pregoła, starts in the nature reserve „Łyna
Springs”. This reserve was created to save the unique beginning
of Łyna. The water comes out from a slope where the permeable
sands meet the impenetrable rock close to the villages Łyna and
Orłowo. The length of Łyna is 263,7 km, in Poland 190 km (but
there are other numbers in different sources).
The biggest tributaries are Maruska, Kortówka, Wadąg, Symsarna,
Elma, Pisa Północna and Guber. Łyna goes through the lakes:
Brzeźno, Kiernoz Mały, Kiernoz Wielki, Łańskie and Ustrych.
Łyna is a very interesting trail, you can easily make it
as long as you wish.
The trail varies in character, it caters for all tastes. On the
Łyna trail there are parts where the river is wild and
reminds of a mountain stream, at some points it goes peacefully
through meadows or woods or even old towns with many old
buildings, and at some spots it falls into lakes in the woods.
Other interesting elements of the trail are many obstacles in
the water – trees, rocks – clean water and a strong current at
The rallies usually start in the village Kurki, where the
rivers Marózka and Łyna start, 16 km east from
The beginning of the Łyna river are wonderful lakes and woods
and two gorges requiring some skills and experience, but very
nice-looking. When the river leaves the Łańskie Lake, it goes
through the nature reserve "Las Warmiński" – you need two
permits to go through it: the Government Holiday Centre and the
regional nature conservator in Olsztyn.
Behind Olsztyn you could call the trail „a trail of
gothic castles and churches”. You can see here among others: the
castle of the Warmia Chapter, city walls from the 14th Century,
nature reserves (all in Olsztyn), gothic church complex in
Dobre Miasto, Bishops’ Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński. Ouer
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