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The CraCow DisTriCT hikes and Trips
the lAnD of eAGleS’ neStS
formations standing out in their characteristic
whiteness above woods, fields and meadows.
The north-western part of the Cracow Entrances to caves are hidden within rocks, and
district contains a fragment of the Cracow- karts springs (rising springs) well up from under
Częstochowa Jurassic Highland Chain, also monadnocks in places at the bottom of the valley.
known as the Polish Jura Chain. The name Geologists can identify a whole range of other
e
agles’ Nests
refers to this area’s geological structure: karst forms here, while naturalists can find rare
most of the rocks are Jurassic limestones, species of plants and animals in the park and the
which makes the chain extremely picturesque. surrounding area. Many species of stenothermic
Plateaux strewn with towering limestone plants and rare butterflies thrive in sun-filled
The Land of
monadnocks, cut by numerous beautiful meadows and on rocky spires. Moreover, beavers
ravines and rocky canyons, undoubtedly form have taken a liking to the Prądnik and Sąspówka
the most interesting part of the district in Rivers. Park attractions include not only natural but
terms of landscape. It is also one of the most also man-made wonders: the impressive Pieskowa
beautiful regions in Poland. Most of the rocks, Rock castle, the smaller Ojców castle, the wooden
uniquely shaped by the forces of nature, are buildings of Ojców, the picturesque Grodzisko
situated within Ojców National Park, where church and its hermitage are all fascinating to
they are in perfect harmony with man-made visit. It is a good idea to experience Ojców and a
marvels: centuries-old castles known as few lesser known places in the Ojców area, where
‘eagle’s nests’ because of their inaccessible you can see some interesting monuments and
locations upon rocky cliffs. karst formations, such as the Upper Wierzchowska
Cave (Jaskinia Wierzchowska Górna), the most
Car trips
noteworthy cave in the Chain.
The route was planned mostly for tourists travel-
In the Prądnik Valley
ling by car but cyclists will also enjoy it. In either
case, visiting all the attractions will take a whole
The route: Cracow (Kraków) – Zielonki – Korzkiew –
day but it still might not be enough!
Skała – Grodzisko – Pieskowa Rock (Pieskowa Skała)
– Ojców – Sąspów – Grodzisko Rock (Skałka Grodzisko)
– Bat Cave (Jaskinia Nietoperzowa) – Wierzchowie
and Wierzchowska Cave (Jaskinia Wierzchowska) –
Giebułtów – Zielonki – Cracow. Length: 71 km
This route leads to the Cracow-Częstochowa
Jurassic Highland Chain and to the Prądnik Valley,
the longest of the Cracow Jurassic valleys. Ojców
National Park was established in the chain’s most
fascinating part, and here we can see all the unique
features of the Cracow-Częstochowa Jurassic
Highland Chain, particularly the astonishing rock
The Prądnik Valley, photo M. Grychowski
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