Matsalu national park and the West Estonian islands.

Section 43. Kuke - Meelva.

Practical information

Length: 19 km

Duration: 6 – 8 h

Start: Kuke village

Finish: Meelva village

Itinerary: Kuke – Mõisaküla – Salevere – Ullaste – Metsküla – Meelva

Road surface: Roads covered in asphalt and gravel (mainly).

Difficulty level: 

Obstacles: None

Dangerous places: Be careful when walking along the small country and village roads, as well as along the motor road and ensure safety.

Good to know! The itinerary goes through Matsalu National Park. During the migration period, the birds that are resting near the coast and in the nearby fields should be disturbed as little as possible. No catering companies or shops are available in this section. No accommodation is available in the surroundings of Meelva, so getting to an accommodation place has to be planned in advance. The bus (Keemu – Meelva – Saastna section) to Lihula runs ~ 3 times per day (timetable:,

Alternatives: It is recommended to visit Keemu (4,5 km from Meelva) where there is a wonderful view of Matsalu Bay from its birdwatching tower.