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The Tilleoru hiking trail (4,5 km) runs through the birdrich Tilleorg Landscape Conservation Area. Great combination of birding and walking.

Added* by Leho Luigujoe
Most recent update 13 December 2021


The hiking trail starts near the old Tartu-Võru road bridge and goes along the left riverbank on the floodplain through forest up to Merioone spring. At the spring, you should climb up the stairway and along the forest track and path running on the left bank of the Hurmi stream. Most of the trail runs on private land. Among the interesting birds you can encounter in the area are Blyth's Reed Warbler, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Common Kingfisher, White-backed Woodpecker, Red-breasted Flycatcher, White-throated Dipper, Common Rosefinch, Yellowhammer, Cuckoo, Corn Crake, Common Crane, Woodcock, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Golden Oriole and Red-backed Shrike.



Drive along Põlva-Reola Road towards Põlva. From Ihamaru intersection continue straight ahead for about 5.6 km, past the Road Museum. Park the car on the right side of the road, next to the hiking trail information board. The hiking trail starts opposite the board, on the left side of the road.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , River , Canyon/cliff


Hilly , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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