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Zemska brana / Land Gate

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Hidden : 9/14/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

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Zemska Brana  /  Land Gate

 

  

 

[CZ]  
Prírodní rezervace Zemská brána

Údolí Divoké Orlice u Zemské brány je prírodní rezervací (88,22 ha). Predmetem ochrany je celý krajinný komplex s lesními porosty na svazích, loukami v tesném okolí reky a balvanitým recištem Divoké Orlice, jejíž brehy jsou lemovány nápadnými skalními útvary (skalní výchozy, jeskynní výklenky, ojedinele obrí hrnce aj.). Porosty rezervace tvorí prevážne druhotné smrkové lesy s vtroušenou jedlí belokorou, bukem lesním a javorem klenem se zbytky kvetnatých bucin svazu Fagion.

Bezlesé je pouze nejbližší okolí reky, které je také botanicky nejzajímavejší, nebot se zde setkávají a mísí horské druhy, splavené z vyšších poloh Orlických hor, s druhy podhorskými, které "zemskou branou", tj. prulomovým údolím, vystupují z podhurí do hor. Rostou zde mj. bledule jarní, kamzicník rakouský (ten má v Orlických horách severní hranici svého rozšírení), lilie zlatohlávek, violka dvoukvetá, kruštík širolistý, jednokvítek velekvetý, jilm horský, ruže previslá, náprstník velkokvetý.

[ENG]  
Zemská brána (Land Gate)
- protected natural piece and favourite beauty spot - is a rocky passage of the Divoká Orlice, crossing depressed mountain ridge near Cihák village. The river channelled a romantic valley through solid but cracked gneiss rocks. The narrow stony river bed is flanked by prominent rocks in the length of some hundreds of meters, savouring an entry gate to Bohemia.

The stony single-vault bridge at the valley beginning was built to convey the road from Ceské Petrovice to Bartošovice over the river stream strengthens the impression. The bridge was made by Czech and Italian stonemasons in 1901-1903.

Divoká Orlice valley at the Land Gate has been a nature reserve (88,2 ha) with a 3 km long educational path passing through. Behind Pašerácká lávka (Smuggler's footbridge) where the steep rocks space out, an empire style hunting seat "Lusthaus" was erected by J.Koch in 1806, later used as gamekeeper's lodge. In 1936 it burned and perished, leaving only nearby meadows surrounded by bush and trees left over.

Downstream on the right side some 60 m high Ledrícek´s rock surpass, creating in the bottom part a 20m high wall with a visible cavern. By folk memory a storied forest robber Ledrícek lived here, pulling from riches, endowing the poor, master of disguise and extremely courageous. He was an authenticly documented person, caught several times but always flying away, surviving in his cavern for more than 20 years. During his last escape, trying to climb to his cache, a rope plucked off and Ledrícek got killed crashing down from the height of 10 meters.

Some 1 km from the bridge a fortification line is passing the valley; right on the river a standalone infantry casemate R-54 was erected. Proximity of the river necessitated an atypical two-storeyed construction.

 

[CZ]  

Pro zalogovani cache musite splnit tyto podminky:

1) Pripojte k logu foto Orlice a mostu v pozadi spolecne s vami ( není podmínkou, ale za foto budu rád :) )
2) Poslete mi na email cztweety@gmail.com nasledujici udaje:
a) Cele datum vyhlasení prirodni rezervace
b) Tri nazvy zastavek naucne stezky Zemska brana

V souladu s pravidly budou smazany logy, nesplnujici uvedene podminky.


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[ENG]  

You must fulfill the requirements for log this cache:

1) Attach a photo of the river Orlice and the gate in background with you or your GPS unit with a log. (is not required, but I like )
2) Send to my email following data:
a) The complete date of proclamation nature preserve
b) Names of three stages of nature trail Zemska Brana

The logs which will not comply with the requirements will be deleted.

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