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Route: Janowiec Wielkopolski – Skórki – Szkółki – Rzym

The trail starts in town but for practically all of its course it follows the picturesque valley of the river Wełna.

You start the trip in Janowiec Wielkopolski at ulica Gnieźnieńska, after which you pass by the market square, where you can see the Church of St. Nicholas and the Monument to Struggle and Martyrdom. Once Janowiec is left behind, the hike among fields and meadows starts, parallel to the valley of the Wełna. On the way, you can see the obelisk marking the place where Germans murdered Jan Szulc, the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady in Żerniki, the closed neo-Gothic evangelical church in Zrazim, and the Chapel of St. Catherine in Skórki. The trail ends in the hamlet called Rzym. Some say that it was the inspiration for the national poet Adam Mickiewicz’s ballad “Mrs Twardowska”.

In Zrazim, Hipolit Cegielski Trail starts towards Trzemeszno, whereas in Rzym there is a intersection of walking trails: the green one continues across Mielno to Gniezno and the red one goes from Żnin to Recz.