Natural environment values
The municipality is known for its nature, landscape and recreation potential. Almost half of the area of the municipality is covered by the attractive, diverse woodland of the Landscape Park ‘Lasy nad Górną Liswartą’ (Upper Liswarta Woodlands), numerous fish farming ponds provide opportunities for recreation and rest and are an extra attraction for those who fish. The woodlands are not only attractive for the mushroom and berry pickers, but also for those hunting for the game species that live in the forest.
The natural reserve of 100-years-old rhododendron in the middle of the forest attracts the nature lovers, and the viewing tower makes admiring the foliage easier. White-tailed eagles nest nearby. The tourist trail Boronów – Lubliniec – Kochanowice – Ciasna passes through Lubockie – Ostrów and the cycling routes currently under development (of which the 17N that connects Gliwice and Kluczbork is the most interesting) pass through Kochanowice area. The trail ‘To the Birch’ (‘Na Brzozę’) was created in co-operation with the Silesian Landscape Park Management Board.
Pawełki, near Kochcice, is a typical holiday village. The village is separated from it [nie jest jasne co jest od czego oddzielone] by a stretch of a mushroom-rich forest.
Numerous local lakes and ponds include: Kochcicki, Ludwika (by the Kochcice road), Wyrwidąb, Marian, Nowy and Wanda (between the tracks to Zborowskie and Bogdala), Walek (near the Lubockie road). The development plan assigns a lot of the area for holiday accommodation and facilities, particularly in Pawełki, Ostrów and Lubockie.