By Vicky · Published Jul. 5th, 2023 · Updated Aug. 13th, 2023
The Danta Peat Bogs Short Walk is an easy stroll through a lovely area of flowers along a well-marked trail.
Danta Peat Bogs Walking Map
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The Danta Peat Bogs Walk is a short loop starting a few minutes drive from Danta village in Cadore. There’s a small car park at the start, with an information sign and a little hut.
- The trail is easy, with boardwalks, a gravel path, and some grassy trail. The grassy sections can be wet and boggy after heavy rain.
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Danta Peat Bogs Walking Route
From the car park, head through the little wooden arch and down the path to the river. You can pop across the bridge to see the yellow lilies, then return back and walk through the tunnel beneath the road.
There are very few route choices on the Danta Peak Bogs Walk, just keep on following the obvious trail. It first leads through an open meadow full of Alpine flowers that thrive in a boggy, wet environment. There are many orchids, melancholy thistles, forget-me-nots and many more. It’s a real delight for botanists, but the flowers are also very pretty for normal people.
The path then turns right into the forest, past a wooden cabin and along some boardwalks. The walk then leads over a large section of bog where you can find reddish sphagnum moss and small carnivorous plants. You can read about the carnivorous plants on the sign at the other side of the large marsh. They are often found in bogs because the water is nutrient-poor, so they have to get their nutrients from insects.
Continuing on the path, you walk through a short section of forest again before returning to the open meadow you started in. There are many flowers, a couple of trees and more boardwalks. Just before the road, continue left on the trail and cross over a small wooden bridge. At the junction turn right and head back under the bridge, up the stairs, and to the end of the Danta Peat Bogs Short Walk.
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