From Pungrat to Šija
A short but inspring walk
Not far from the popular pasture Kofce, which lies beneath the mountain of Košuta, is the pasture Šija with its scouts' hostel and dairy. If you go by car to the pasture of Pungrat, you can hike to Šija even with small children and their grandmother and grandfather. There will be no lack of beautiful views during the hour-long walk.
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- 5 / 21 A lion's head above Pungrat
Once you've tightly tied the laces of your hiking boots, have a look around. You have come to a stunning mountain environment: before you is a hummocky meadow where livestock graze in summer, above you is the mighty Košuta with Kladivo on the left, Tegoška Gora on the right and Škrbina between the two.
You'll walk along a farm track and so there will be a bit more time for conversation and taking in the nearby as well as more distant sights. Since the track is used regularly by mountain bikers, it's best to keep to the right and there will be space enough for everyone. The children will definitely want to romp across the meadow, which will fire their imagination with its deep green colour and fascinating hillocks. How about we walk along the back of a great big dragon that is perhaps still sleeping below Košuta?
What about the view?
Košuta is truly magnificent, but the view opposite of the other side is also interesting. Below the hostel you can see the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Stegovnik and Veliki Javornik, and also the northern side of Storžič, Tolsti Vrh with Kriška Gora, the Ljubljana Basin, the Škofja Loka Hills and Jelovica, a part of the Julian Alps and Dobrča with the pasture of Lešanska.
- Karawanks-central part 1:50 000, PZS
- Storžič - Košuta 1:25 000, PZS