If you find yourself in the Low Jeseník Mountains, head to the surroundings of Rýmařov, to the Huntava river. Here you will find a special creation, declared a national natural monument. The waterfalls on the Huntava river, springing on the Skalský peat bog, are the destination of many tourist expeditions and individuals who love canyons, rapids, cascades and, of course, waterfalls. Waterfalls are part of unspoiled nature, you will meet here especially with spruce stands and rarer mosses.
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Interesting facts Rešov waterfalls
You can see the Rešov waterfalls from the viewpoints
This national natural monument consists of a relatively deep and very rocky valley, which was washed out by the river Huntava. Especially at higher flows, you can see beautiful cascades, rapids and especially waterfalls. The largest of these waterfalls is 10 meters high. Near the waterfalls are the remains of an old watermill. Viewpoints have been built around the waterfalls, you can walk up the stairs made of wood or stone, you can cross the waterfalls on secured footbridges or bridges.
The waterfalls bear the name of a nearby village
The nearest village around the waterfalls is Rešov, after which the waterfalls got their name. The gorge in which the waterfalls are located is about two hundred meters long and has the shape of a canyon. Above the waterfall, the gorge forms an ordinary valley and is divided into two branches. The waterfalls were declared a monument in 1966 and you can visit them all year round, they are freely accessible for hiking. Nearby are the remains of a medieval castle, which was to protect the iron mines in the area.
You will also find rare birds here
Fir, beeches and ferns form a slope on the slopes around the waterfalls. Green moss, for example, is rare here. Spruce forests complement the original vegetation. A large number of birds also live here. The little bustard, the wood pigeon, the wood hawk or the black stork belong to the protected species, and the population of the great owl is also important. The calm environment and the protection of steep walls contribute to the protection of these exceptional species.
Author: Helena Syslová