The territory which is currently occupied by Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky municipal districts has a rich history with lots of mysteries, legends and memorial places. In XIV-XV centuries this area bordered with the State of Novgorod in the north, State of Pskov in the west and Great Duchy of Lithuania in the south. Such neighborhood explains the name of tis website.
Due to its location one can meet numerous pieces of architecture around. Those are churches, former monasteries, manors and agricultural buildings. Holy stones, crosses, ancient churchyards and other remnants of past ages are scattered around hardly accessible forests of Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky districts. Natural landscape of this region is also remarkable.
“Polistovsky” National Nature Reserve is located at the territory of the two municipalities. It conserves the part of the Europe’s largest Polistovsko-Lovatskaya raised bog system.
Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky municipal districts is the land with lakes of unusual shape, wild forests. Lobno hill, the highest point of Pskov region is also located here.
The “Border Land” website is created by the specialists of Polistovsky Reserve under the support of IUCN and the EU-funded ENPI/East countries FLEG II Program. It is designed as the information source on the places of interest of Bezhanitsky and Loknyansky municipal districts for the tourists who would like to know more about the beauty of this part of Pskov Region.