CZ, Mitrov – A Trip in the Land of Ruins, Rocks, and Ponds – VIDEO
Let's start in the village of Habří, from where the blue sign will lead us to the ruins of the Mitrov castle. Along the way we pass a few rocks above the Bobrůvka river and reach the Forest Pension Podmitrov. Look around carefully along the way, the local nature is beautiful. If you are lucky, a kingfisher will flash over the river, you may even see a rare meadow warbler.
From the guest house you just run a few hundred meters up the hill and walk through the remains of the fortifications of a once important castle. Together with Víckov Castle, Mitrov is the best preserved of the original system of guard castles on the trade route around the Bobrůvka river. To this day, several parts of the main walls remain and the moat is noticeable.
You now have several options. You can go on a tour of the nearby castle Mitrov, which today serves as a home for the elderly. Or continue through a picturesque valley upstream to the village of Strážek with the interesting church of St. Simon and Juda.
For more adventurous people, there is an opportunity to cross the river and continue along the yellow sign to Meziboří and further along the river Libochovka. This is where we move on.
In the settlement of Nový Dvůr, notice several important trees, especially beautiful linden trees. In the village of Meziboří you can then relax by the Mezibořský pond. The Libochovka valley also offers a beautiful walk, although it looks much less wild than the rocks and sharp bends in the Bobrůvka valley.
After about a kilometer and a half, we turn left onto an unmarked road to the main road and then return through Moravecké Janovice to the red road, which will take us back to Habří through the Bobrůvka valley. Along the way, notice two wells. The first is called U Bobrůvky and unfortunately there is not much water left in it, it is definitely not suitable for drinking. The second - Maria's well - but offers pleasantly cool drinking water.
Thanks to the system of forest paths, you can also extend the path according to your taste, they will also take you to Trenck's gorge - unique rock gorges with a system of waterfalls. We will look into it in the next part of our trips around the Czech Republic.
Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš
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