Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Destinations: Sumava National Park - Czech Republic

The Sumava NP lies in South Bohemia up against the German and Austrian borders. Prague is about 130km to the north-east by road. Sumava is an upland region of forests and peatbogs and is where the River Vltava rises (the same river that flows through Prague). Sumava is a good place to take a walking holiday with wildlife in mind and can be explored using the many marked trails which are shown on good local maps. Birds include Black and Hazel Grouse, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Nutcracker and a range of owls and woodpeckers. There are Red and Roe Deer and Lynx is the main predator, though this cat is very difficult to find.

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