Broumov Walls (Broumovské stěny) and Vicinity

The Broumov Walls is about 12 kilometres long mountain crest slightly inclined to the town of Police nad Metují and, on the contrary, steeply plunging to the town of Broumov. It is a wild scenery with numerous rock walls which is almost inaccessible is some parts. The highest point in the Broumov Walls is Božanovský Špičák (elevation 773 metres). Behind Božanovský Špičák, the Walls cross the border to Poland where they are named Table Mountains (Góry Stolowe).

The most beautiful part of the Broumov Walls is that between the mountain chalet built in the Alpine style in 1855 with the nearby "Star" Chapel (Hvězda) built by K. I. Dientzenhofer in 1773 and the wild Smith's Gorge (Kovářova rokle) with many rock towers.

The loop starting at the parking lot at Hvězda is 4 km long. At the beginning, follow the red-marked trail along the edge of the crest leading to the Rock Theatre (Skalní divadlo) and to the Vulture's Nest (Supí koš) overlook with a panoramic view of Broumov and vicinity, the Javoří Hory Mountains and the Krkonoše Mountains. Then continue, following the green-marked trail, to the Smith's Gorge (Kovářova rokle) and then up the hill back to the parking lot.


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