The swamp of Seda

Turna – Strenči

Points of interest
Object description

The fourth largest swamp (7582 ha) in Latvia. The swamp rises 4.5-5 m above the surrounding terrain. Its base is mostly sandy and bumpy, where lower areas are intersected with terrain elevations made up of eolie sediments and ancient, nearly 10-11 thousand years ago blown inland dunes.
Since 1954, peat has been produced on the swamp of Seda, which is produced and processed by a company called “Seda”, while a processing and packaging plant has been operating in the town of Seda, located south of the swamp of Seda. Peat extraction is serviced by narrow-gauge railway.