Logar Valley Nature Park - Miniature Sheet
Logar Valley Nature Park - Miniature Sheet for only GBP £0.86
Logar Valley Nature Park is a picturesque Alpine oasis, surrounded by a chain of two thousand metre mountains on the eastern section of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Southern Karavanke. The valley, which is tectonic in origin, and ultimately shaped by glaciers, measures 9km in length, and extends to 500 m in its widest part. Centuries ago the valley was recognised as one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of the entire Alps. The local people were aware of the advantages and value of the numerous preserved natural and cultural features, so in 1987 the valley was proclaimed a nature park and a natural asset of national importance. Large-scale, self-su cient farms, which over the centuries have helped shape the image of the landscape, have lefttheir mark on this area. From a green backdrop below the prominence of Mt Okrešelj rises the River Savinja. The river has barely been born before it rushes down a 90 m steep rocky gully, and then as a waterfall called Rinkaplunges into a breathtaking abyss, where soon after it disappears. Its second source is at the Logar farm calledČrna. Together with its tributaries, which ow into it alongits way, it makes up the longest river that ows in itsentirety within Slovenian territory.