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Hončova hůrka, panorama

Hončova hůrka (altitude 336 m) is the highest hill in its vicinity. Very scenic view to the foothills of the Beskydy mountains and the Subbeskids is available from here. The Subbeskids (Podbeskydí) is formed mostly by weak and soft rocks of the Subsilesian and Silesian nappes belonging to the Outer Western Carpathians. Outer Western Carpathians are built of flysch nappes. In these nappes, typical alternation of claystones, sandstones and conglomerates is present. Thickness of these sedimentary nappes reaches easily some 10 000 meters. These nappes were formed during oceanic and continental subductions in the last 35 Ma. Their horizontal transport governed by plate forces was in the range of many hundreds but more probably several thousand kilometres. The highest Carpathian mountain is Gerlachovský štít (2 654 m). Štramberk limestones (Tithonian, Jurassic, 140 million years old) are the oldest rocks in the area of the Podbeskydí. Younger rocks overlying the limestones are flysch sediments composed of various sandstones, conglomerates and claystones. On the site of the Hončova hůrka, submarine mafic magmatites (volcanics) are present. These magmatic rocks are called teschenites (picritic basalts of Lower Cretaceous age, 145.5 – 99.6 mil. years ago).

GPS position

N 49° 39.557', E 18° 8.943'



Geopark Podbeskydí/Občanské sdružení Hájenka
Ing. Dalibor Kvita