Slavenske hriby - Broumov rocks, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 32.617 E 016° 17.914
33U E 592008 N 5599880
Quick Description: Broumov rocks [CZ: Broumovské steny] are National Nature Reserve...
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 3:34:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDPG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The ridge of the Broumovské steny walls is around 12 km in length running from the north-west to the south-east, with the Honské sedlo ridge (589 m) at the NW end and the Machovský kríž (669 m) at the SE end. The Broumovské steny cliffs form a natural border between two important districts – the natural and historical border between the Police nad Metují district and the Broumovská kotlina basin. The walls are built of block sandstone of Mid-Turonian age, the layers of which are tilted to the south-west. Due to this tilting, the slopes towards the Police basin are gentle, whereas the ridge falls to the flat Broumov basin in the form of vertical rock walls and very steep slopes up to 300 metres in height, and these „walls“ gave the Broumovské steny their name. The highest point of the Broumovské steny is Božanovský Špicák (773 m) which rises out of the eastern part of the ridge. Typical features are the rounded rock pillars and boulder fields on the plateau. The north-eastern part is typified by its wild morphology with vertical walls and deep ravines. The rugged morphology has also led to the formation of many underground spaces such as caves and abysses – of which 26 have been recorded.

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The most famous places this rocks are probably Stone gate [CZ: Kamenná brána] (visit link) and Slavenske hriby - a
mushroom-shaped sandstone rock, scattered over a large plateau above the Slavny village. The local stone mushrooms are considered to be the most perfectly shaped in the Czech Republic; occur in the different developmental stages - from inception to demise. The mushroom shape formed by weathering of different parts of resistant sandstone - the softer grows stronger leg hat.

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Broumov rocksCzech Republic

Additional Coordinates / Parking Etc.: N 50° 32.288 E 016° 17.396

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