Journal of Biodiversity Management & ForestryISSN: 2327-4417

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Research Article, J Biodivers Manage Forestry Vol: 5 Issue: 4

Visual Perceptions and Forest Landscape Design Principles along Walking Trails

Emil Galev*, Diana Koprinska and Maria Stoycheva
Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture, University of Forestry, 10 St. Kliment Ohridski blvd, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
Corresponding author : Emil Galev
Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture, University of Forestry, 10 St. Kliment Ohridski blvd, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 16, 2016 Accepted: November 01, 2016 Published: November 07, 2016
Citation: Galev E, Koprinska D, Stoycheva M. (2016) Visual Perceptions and Forest Landscape Design Principles along Walking Trails. J Biodivers Manage Forestry 5:4. doi: 10.4172/2327-4417.1000170

Abstract

The panoramic views and attractive landscape fragments and landscape paintings are often the main focus in the construction of trails for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. Most of them use the existing pedestrian routes that do not always provide the tourist demand landscape attractiveness. It is a serious study and application of compositional principles for the formation of spaces along the tourist trails to increase the mental-emotional impact of forest landscapes on tourists. The article discusses the application of the principles of landscape architecture for environmental friendliness, logical paths, optimal visual quality and landscape impacts on the tourists. Particular attention was given to the role of eco-trails as a prerequisite for contemplation of unique landscapes, enhance cognitive nature of outdoor recreation and suggesting respect for nature by tourists.

Keywords: Panoramic views; Pedestrian routes; Recreation; Visual quality

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