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Waligóra

 
Waligóra

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Poland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 50.67732°N / 16.27710°E

Object Title: Waligóra

Activities: Hiking, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 3071 ft / 936 m

 

Page By: visentin

Created/Edited: Feb 22, 2010 / Oct 20, 2010

Object ID: 599207

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On the way to Waligóra
Trail on Waligóra
 
Waligóra & Ruprechtický Špičák
Ruprechtický Špičák & Waligóra
 
Climbing Bukowiec
Winter on Bukowiec
 
Going down Bukowiec
Bukowiec trail
 
Fine view from Bukowiec
Bukowiec view


In the northern central Sudetes, Waligóra occupies a particular place. Despite beeing the top of the Dry Mountains (Góry Suche) and Stone Mountains (Góry Kamienne), it is not very high and fails to reach the 1000m limit.

But its shape is unusually complex, and we should rather speak about a "Waligóra massif" instead of a single mountain. With a little club of smaller sisters, it is dug by deep valleys and steep slopes. The Pass of the Three Valleys (Przełęczy Trzech Dolin), just below the summit, illustrates it perfectly by its name.

The geology is also very special: while the top is made of the Permian porphyries of quartz, the surroundings are full of minerals of other nature, like a reddish sandstone that colorizes the neighbouring soil. The mountain is covered with forests mixing of beech, spruce, and other high coniferous, artificially replanted after the 80's ecological disaster of the acid rains.

Waligóra was named Heidelberg (heather hill) when it was in Germany before WW2. The origin of Waligóra is unclear, but it may originate from the name of a giant from fairy tales who could overturn mountains. The Polish would mean : "the one who overturns mountains". There is no particular Czech name, despite it is spelled "Valigora" from time to time (Czechs use V and not W).

On the foot of the top is located a famous and beautiful mountain hut, Schronisko Andrzejówka, fine wooden construction.

Waligóra is bordered by secondary peaks like Ruprechticki Szpiczak (Ruprechtický Špičák, on the border), Bukowiec, Stożek Wielki or Lesista Wielka, forming all of them a complex structure.

Paradoxally, despite being steep and complex, Waligóra is a reknown biking place, with numerous suiteble path, and a great terrain in winter for ski touring.















The top of Waligóra from Andrzejówka hut
The top of Waligóra from Andrzejówka hut
N View from somewhere near Waligóra
N View from somewhere near Waligóra
Morning light
Winter lights
North view from Waligora
Winter lights

Getting There

 
Sign at Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Sign near Andrzejówka
 
Top of Waligóra
Sign on the top
 
On the way to Waligóra
Trail on Waligóra
 
On the way to Waligóra
Flowery hill...
 
On Bukowiec
Winter on Bukowiec
 
On Bukowiec
Winter on Bukowiec




As the route section below may suggest, there are as many possible trailheads than routes, most of them in Poland, but few also on the Czech side.

All of them are located on the circumference on the mountain, except on the SE side.

All polish trailheads are reached almost the same way, by Wałbrzych if we come from Wrocław. From Czech Republic, the best is to head to Náchod, if we arrive by Hradec Králové.

Beware about the place you park. Wałbrzych neither Náchod are the whealthiest regions of those countries. Use preferably a guarded car park, or a large car park in a visible place, where you can make sure it will not disturb anyone. Cars registered with another location than Wałbrzych tend to be seen as "rich tourists" by unemployed locals, and antipathic behaviours are not rare.




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Trails on Waligóra
Trails on Waligóra
To Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Trails on Waligóra
Morning light
Winter lights
Suchawa, Kostrzyna and Wlostowa
Waligora, Wlostowa & Kostrzyna

Routes

 
View from Andrzejowka hut
Trail near Andrzejówka
 
On Waligora
Winter on Waligóra
 
View from Andrzejowka hut
View from Andrzejówka
 
Fine view from Bukowiec
View from Bukowiec
 
On Bukowiec
Winter atmosphere
 
On Bukowiec
Winter atmosphere
 
Trailhead
Trailhead
 
On Bukowiec
Top of Bukowiec



A crowd of trails allow to reach Waligóra, as you can see :
- Two blue trails from Hynčice
- Red trail from Sokołowsko
- Blue, green and yellow trails Unisław Śląski
- Green trai from Rybnica Leśna
- Yellow, blue, red trails from Grzmiąca
- Red trail from Łomnica






Trails on Waligóra
Trails on Waligóra
Trails on Waligóra
Trails on Waligóra

Accomodations

 
Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Andrzejówka hut
 
Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Andrzejówka hut
 
Andrzejowka hut
Andrzejówka hut
 
View to Andrzejowka hut
Andrzejówka hut
 
In Sokolowsko, window
In Sokolowsko
 
In Sokolowsko, door
In Sokolowsko


- Bivouacking / wildcamping : Normally not forbidden, but avoid to do it in the surroundings of Schronisko Andrzejówka. The top could ba a good place.

- Mountain hut : Schronisko Andrzejówka, just below the top.

- Hotels / Accomodations around :

http://agro-wiecha.pl/
http://www.alfa.gory.net.pl/
http://www.agrosierpnica.pl/
http://www.sniezynka.szczyrk.pl/
http://www.pensjonatkoziol.pl/
http://malydum.penzion.com/
http://www.penzion-zamecek.cz/
























Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra
Andrzejówka hut on Waligóra

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yatsekMiss :)

yatsek

Voted 6/10

"The origin of Waligóra is unclear, but the prefix "wal" (similar to what it says in english might have something to see with its steepness."



Waligóra (Polish) is a fairy tale character, a kind of giant.

Posted Sep 13, 2010 3:53 am
visentinRe: Miss :)

visentin

Hasn't voted

thanks ! I'll correct that. I used "might" so forgive me ;)

p.s: do you know that there is a Baligura hill in the basque country ?
Posted Sep 13, 2010 4:01 am
yatsekRe: Miss :)

yatsek

Voted 6/10

A Baligura? Funny.:) Well, in Romania, a "gura" means the mouth of a river.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 4:12 am

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