The intention behind the canopy trail at Ravazdi Forestry is to provide the visiting public with an elevated walkway, accessible both on foot and in a wheelchair, to show the different levels of the forest canopy.
It’s mission is to present the role of forests in the millennia-old human environment, their formation, planting, benefits and vision. The trail will also present the biota, composition and structure of vegetation shaped by anthropogenic influences. It was the client's decision to create a canopy trail that would rise above the ground and cross the different levels of the forest.
Over the last decade and a half, Pannonhalma has been the site of a series of exemplary works of contemporary art and landscape architecture. The language and design principles of these direct models are echoed in the planned trail. This spirit of continuity is also evident in the way the trail is integrated into the natural environment and the network of forest paths. The canopy trail does not end the established network of paths as a dead-end, but follows the lines of the hiking trails, taking advantage of the topography. The horizontal lookout thus created will open up the panorama to people with reduced mobility, thus adding a new element to the wide range of recreational opportunities in Pannonhalma. The walking surfaces and handrail are made of ash. The supporting frame is a galvanised and painted metal structure. The handrails are made of stainless steel mesh.