The use of roads for tourism in the Roztocze National Park and its lagging

key words: tourist trails, use of roads, GIS, Roztocze National Park


The study contains an analysis of the use of roads in the Roztocze National Park and its lagging for tourism purposes. It was carried out using the QGIS (wersje: 2.0.1. ‘Dufour' oraz 2.8.1. ‘Wien'). Map material and data characterizing the area was obtained from the Directorate Park and Forest Districts, where forests form the lagging of the Park. The research covered an area of 46 579 ha. The tourist data was verified based on own vision and travel guides available. Data for the analysis included: more than 531 km of forest roads, more than 227 km of public roads, more than 1621 km of internal roads, more than 320 km of touristic trails (walking, biking, horse riding and educational paths) and 48 of point objects. The first part of the analysis was to determine the common part of the touristic trails of all types with the types of roads highlighted in the documentation. The second part of the analysis was to create around a selected point objects (6 objects for the Park and 6 objects for the lagging) circular zone with a radius of 500 m, then calculates the degree of use of the roads in these areas for tourism purposes. A table giving an essential statistical characteristics for such a developed all point objects. The results, which were obtained, are dominated by the state of the road network in the Park and its lagging, because the touristic trails above all connect attractive tourist points in the area, using the roads they are a sensible arrangement for disposal. Obtained interesting differences in the use of roads for tourist purposes.


Gołąb J., Rawiak M. 2016. The use of roads for tourism in the Roztocze National Park and its lagging. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2016/ I (1 (Mar 2016))