The charming village of Ledine is situated on
a high plateau of gently rolling meadows above the Idrijca valley.
Several protected sites include Ledine 6 which retains its traditional
domestic fresco decoration, Ledine 20 and its ancient byre, the
lime trees near the chapel, and the Church of St. Jacob, a lovely
late-Gothic church with some Renaissance details.
The altar panels date from 1877 and are thought
to be the work of Jurij Šubic, while the geometric ceiling design
with its heart-shaped details is echoed in the pattern of decoration
on the floor.
The ancient cycle of agricultural life is kept very much alive
in this rural community where working displays of threshing, grinding
and milling by traditional methods may be seen. There is a fine
collection of tools and early farm machinery. Flax is also grown
in the surrounding fields, a visual delight when in flower, and
the process of producing linen from the raw crop may also be seen.
Take some time to walk into the woods around the village before
returning for some well-earned locally produced food and drink.