Section length: 28 km
The Great Brda Canal was built by the Prussians in the 19th century. It is the largest aqueduct in Poland, very well maintained, with as many as 30 km of canals conveying water to meadows around Czersk and then to numerous ditches. The channel width is 16 metres at the bottom and 20 metres at the crest. On average, the Great Brda Canal is 1.5 m deep, but there are places where its depth is only a few dozen centimetres. Almost along its entire length, the canal runs on an embankment. It is best to start your trip from the village of Konigart, just outside a trout breeding farm. It is one of the largest facilities of this kind in Poland. Further on, the route goes through Rytel to the village of Uboga, where it is all the time close to the nearby Brda River. The current here is very lazy and there are virtually no obstacles along the entire length of the canal, while the route itself runs mainly through woodland. The most interesting place on the whole route is the aqueduct, which is located near Fojutowo, at the crossing of the waterways of the Great Brda Canal and the Czerska Struga River. This is where the 14-km long Pomeranian section of the canal ends. Further on, the route crosses the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship. On the way, you pass a backwater area, and then, downstream of the bridge in Legbąd, the canal runs through meadows. Then, you reach Lake Barłogi, from which the canal flows out under a gate, and now it is known as the Small Brda Canal, which is an extension of the route. As the canal runs on an embankment, you are above the surrounding terrain. On the way, you pass other aqueducts (2), this time smaller ones, and reach Lake Duk, where you pass under the road bridge near the village of Biała. Now the canal goes through woodland until it reaches Zielona Łąka. The route ends there at the bridge. It is possible to carry kayaks to the Brda River. It is worth agreeing this with the owner of the power station in Zielonka.