Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina

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Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina
Vsetínské vrchy (CZE) - Klenov and Bystřička.jpg
Vsetínské vrchy with the Klenov massif on the right and Bystřička Dam on the left
Highest point
Peak Vysoká
Elevation 1,024 m (3,360 ft)
Coordinates 49°24′14″N 18°21′40″E / 49.40389°N 18.36111°E / 49.40389; 18.36111Coordinates: 49°24′14″N 18°21′40″E / 49.40389°N 18.36111°E / 49.40389; 18.36111
Dimensions
Width 55 km (34 mi) West-East
Geography
Location of the Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina Range in the Czech Republic
Location of the Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina Range in the Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic
States/Provinces Zlín and Moravian-Silesian
Parent range Western Carpathians
Type of rock flysch

Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina (English: Hostýn-Vsetín Mountains) is a mountain range in the Czech Republic.

The mountains are densely forested mainly by secondary spruce plantations. Most visited are the bordering Rožnovská Bečva river valley in the north (with Valašské Meziříčí and Rožnov pod Radhoštěm towns and Dolní, Prostřední and Horní (i.e. Lower, Middle and Upper) Bečva resorts) and the southern Vsetínská Bečva river valley starting in the town of Vsetín with the resort of Velké Karlovice.

The Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina Range is a part of the Western Carpathians, it is divided by the Bečva River valley into the lower eastern Hostýnské vrchy and the higher western Vsetínské vrchy which are a part of the Beskydy Landscape Protected Area. They are built mainly of flysch deposits and their high sediments in both Bečva rivers valleys. The flysch slopes are rather unstable and thus small landslides are typical for this area. The highest point is Vysoká (i.e. High Mountain), at 1,024 m (3,360 ft), in the easternmost part of the range.

Resources[edit]

  • Rohlík, Jiří (2001). Moravskoslezské Beskydy, Soubor turistických map 1:50 000. Praha: TRASA, s.r.o. ISBN 80-85999-29-3. 
  • Ludvík, Marcel (1987). Beskydy, Turistický průvodce ČSSR. Praha: Olympia. 27-031-87.