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Hiking to Telecí | by Gregor  Samsa
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Hiking to Telecí

The Žďárské vrchy Hills Protected Landscape Area located in the Districts of Žďár nad Sázavou, Havlíčkův Brod, Chrudim and Svitavy was declared on the territory of 709 km2 in 1970. Its elevation ranges between 490 and 836.3 m a.s.l., the latter being Mt. Devět skal/Nine Rocks, the highest peak of the area.

 

In the area, the landscape scenery/character has been shaped since colonising the boundary primary forest and it is a mixture of fields and meadows with dispersed trees under the Žďárské vrchy Hills forested ranges. The landscape also harbours picturesque fish ponds and rural settlements with the Horák/Highlander folk architecture elements. Water is an important phenomenon within the area.

 

The Žďárské vrchy Hills is a headstream on the main European interstream divide line between the North and Black Seas. On dense network of small watercourses, an extensive fishpond system has been established since the Middle Ages. The area's most valuable parts include particularly peat-bogs and other wetland communities. Gneiss rock forms on forested Žďárské vrchy Hills ranges as well as a mosaic of dispersed woody plant vegetation with hedgerows and small stone walls in farmland are another regions characteristic landscape element.

 

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Spent a nice hiking weekend in Žďárské vrchy protected landscape area; no big mountains or extraordinary landscape sights, however abundant with lovely green hills and mostly free of tourists.

 

Here the view is taken close to the village of Telecí and Lucký vrch hill, one of the most beautiful viewing points in the Vysočina region - having hiked 26km that day, I really deserved a cold beer after the last mile ;-).

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Taken on May 21, 2011