Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves – Day 2: In the forests of the Smolensk region

Today we are moving south to the Smolensk region. We will walk through the most remote, beautiful and untouched natural places, we will stop in distant villages and walk through dense forests.
Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

Omega Rest.


Today we decided to start with the fact that we stopped for breakfast in a small cafe Omega Rest. The choice of dishes here is generally standard, many different salads and appetizers, we chose Caesar with chicken and a few puffs of cheese.

Яузское водохранилище


After a long journey, a stop was made near the Yauzka reservoir. It represents a huge water body, in each part of which you can find its beauty. We chose not to go far and stopped at the beach near the village of Kotikovo.


Other Great Outdoors

Our next walk was in the woods near the small village of Ivanovskoye. About a hundred and fifty meters away from the road, rare forests start at first, and then a real thicket grows. Spaces here are huge, so if you want you can start a kite or throw a flying saucer.

Guest house in Yukhnov

Белая русь


For lunch we stopped by to taste kebabs in the cafe "Belaya Rus" in the village of Maltsevo, Smolensk region. In addition to meat, a variety of salads and light snacks are also prepared here, and there is a small selection of desserts.

Парк Юрского Периода

Other Great Outdoors

In the afternoon we went for a walk in the forests near the village of Lytievo in Smolensk region. The area is very diverse, there is a dense forest, there is a very small river Tureya, a pond in the center of the village, and the landscape as a whole remotely resembles the Tolkinovskiy Shire.



Our last walk for today will take place on the outskirts of the small village of Znamenka. The main beauties here are along the Ugra river coast - a small forest, streams, swamps and descents to the river. It is worth walking here in a southeasterly direction, because everything to the north is mostly occupied by private houses.

Ресторан "Петр Великий"


The place of our dinner today was quite unusual - a huge restaurant in the form of frigates of the eighteenth century called "Peter the Great". The menu is also quite diverse, with many European and national dishes at moderate prices.