UKRAINIAN STEPPE RESERVE
"KHOMUTOVSKAYA STEPPE"

 

 

 

 

It's almost to believe one of the most populated nowadays Donbass Region was called Wild Field 2-3 centuries ago. Thinly populated steppe was covered with motley grass, bushes and flood-lands forests.

35 km away from the Azov seashore near the village Khomutovka (about 150 km away from Donetsk city) there is untouched piece of virgin land remained. It's a nature reserve "Khomutov Steppe" which covers more than 1000 ha.

It is situated on the left bank of the river Gruzsky Elanchik. Before the revolution of 1917 so-called Tabunnaya toloka (pasture) belonged to the region of Don Kozak Army and was used as a pasture for horses. After the revolution was joined to the national land reserve and continued to use for the same purposes. This is a typical plain feather-grass steppe. It contains more than 500 varieties of steppe plants including rare and endemic plants.

The best time to see the steppe is from mid-May to early June.

Working hours: 8a.m. - 12a.m.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Cost: 1 - 9 pax: ˆ 60 total

from 10 pax: ˆ 6 per person

The cost includes: entrance & reservation fee, Russian/Ukrainian-speaking guide's services

Transport from/to Donetsk & interpreter's services are supplemental charge (on request).

Terms for reservation: 5-7 working days before starting

Horses were always used to trample down the grasses. It was their main purpose since the times of Tatar- & Mongol' Yoke.

Horses were always used to trample down the grasses. It was their main purpose since the times of Tatar- & Mongol' Yoke.

 

Here is a well , a spring water is the most pure and very healthy.

Here is a well , a spring water is the most pure and very healthy.

 

 

Here you can learn to drink a water like horses without to touch a pail with hands.

Here you can learn to drink a water like horses without to touch a pail with hands.

 

 
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