PLA Administration Orlické hory
Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR
Správa Chráněné krajinné oblasti Orlické hory a krajské středisko Hradec Králové
516 01 Rychnov nad Kněžnou
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Orlické Hory PLA is a remarkably conserved landscape, which is formed by the edge of the Orlické Hory mountains, the slopes in front of and behind it and partly by the scenic foothills. Velká Deštná is the highest peak. It rises 1,115m above the sea level. The mean altitude is 789m. The edge and the southwestern weather slopes have been deforested due to the long-distance ground-level concentration. Divoká Orlice River passes through the Orlickohorská channel and forms a 29 km long section of the state border (from Trčkov to Zemská Brána). The upper stream is of quite tranquil flow but then breaks through the mountain edge and flows into the inland through the site called Zemská Brána. Here it forms a deep gorge that has up to 40 metres high bare gneiss rocks. This unique scenery has been designated as a nature reserve. Deep and steep valleys are also typical of the other Orlické Hory streams. Zdobnice, Říčka, Bělá, Kněžna, Olešenka and Zlatý Potok rivers with their steep valleys erode the land edges and in this way the characteristic creeping landscape is formed. Today, the heads of these rivers lying on the central edge slopes represent islands of the most conserved biotopes, which descend from the mountains to the foothills through forest valleys. In the surroundings of their downstream areas there is a whole range of spring areas and waterlogged mountain meadows. The precipitation volume is above average for the country. Fragments of the indigenous vegetation can be found in Bukačka and Trčkov national nature reserves and also in the Sedloňovský Vrch, Pod Vrchmezím and Černý Důl nature reserves. Jelení Lázeň and U Kunštátské Kaple bogs are interesting for their fauna and flora. The impressive beauty of this area is enhanced by preserved folk architecture.
|Maloplošná zvláště chráněná území v CHKO:||Small-scale protected areas in the PLA: - 2 National nature reserves - 13 Nature reserves - 6 Nature monuments|