Tourist club Lanski vrh has been founded on behalf of the villages Laze, Jakovica and Grčarevec
on the northern rim of Planinsko polje. TC Lanski vrh started in 2001; its name comes from the
highest hilltop (582 m) of the forest, stretching in the West-East direction from Grčarevec to Laze,
above the sinkholes of the Unica river
(click here to see the map, adapted
Interaktivni naravovarstveni atlas of Slovenian environment agency).
Planinsko polje is the second most important and famous
karstic polje in Slovenia, the land where karst and its phenomena
are coming from. It is situated about halfway from Vienna to Florence.
Besides Planinsko ploje the place is famous for the multitude of
underground caves - in Lanski vrh forest there are 150 in less than 1
hour walking distance. The majority of the caves are potholes, from 10
to 30 metres deep, yet there are some larger caves, extinct or active
carriers of the underground waters of the Unica river. The longest are
Najdena jama (6 km) and Logarček (2.5 km), well known and of
spectacular beauty are also Skednena jama, Vranja jama and Mačkovica.
Lanski vrh is also on the migration path of the brown bear
arctos), while moving from the
central range to the westernmost European habitat in the adjacent forests.
Chairperson of the TC Lanski vrh is
Silvia Ilič from Laze.