Lovrenc Lakes

At the top of Pohorje, at the foothills of Radoljna, Mislinja and Velka Rivers, there lies a peat bog with 11 to 22 ponds, depending on the volume and durability of still water. This typical reef mud, formed 6,000 years ago, has turned from a mineral swamp into high marshes with the peat reaching up to 290 cm. The bigger part of the 16 hectare of the large peat is covered with dwarf pine and the characteristic species of high marshes: rosemary, round-leaved sundew, various types of peat mosses, alpine stud and other. The Lovrenc moor is the largest one in Slovenia and the southernmost moor in Europe on a silicate basis. It is part of the forest reserve Lovrenc Lakes.