At the end of April, my wife and I emerged from our flat in our protective anti-coronavirus masks and gloves to walk the three kilometres or so to Jaśkowa Valley Park (Park Jaśkowej Doliny).
Jaśkowa Valley Park, which is the western part of the thriving Wrzeszcz district, is a real gem in the centre of Gdańsk. It is, in fact, a forest with mazy trails, the freshest of air and a wonderful viewpoint where onlookers can gaze out to the Baltic Sea.
Before leaving home, I had seen on google maps that there is a set of steps leading up to the forest at number 73, Jaśkowa Dolina Street. So we headed there. Just before we reached the steps, a male deer was skirting the perimeter of the forest. He drew quite a crowd:
And then we reached the steps:
My intuition subsequently led us to Punkt widokowy Spojrzenie na Gdańsk, ul.Podleśna, a spot which offers more than decent views of north Gdańsk and the Baltic Sea:
All in all, a jolly good walk to breathe some life into our lungs.
Finding Poland summary and score:
Fresh air, uncrowded, needs a few benches – 9/10