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Natural monuments Moravian

Uhlířský vrch Nature Reserve 2

Basic information

Uhlířský vrch is an extinct volcano (671,7 m n. m.) at the south-western outskirts of Bruntál. Tufa quarries were established under this mountain peak in the second half of the 19th century. They turned into an extensive outcrop later on. A nature reserve including the outcrop´s vicinity was declared there in 1966 and nowadays it extends in the area of 3.70 ha.

Subject of protection

Extensive outcrop of an extinct volcano and the remains of tufa quarries from the second half of the 19th century are the subjects of protection.

Living nature

The south wall of a former quarry made of exposed basaltic tufas and slags offers refuge to plenty of thermophilous plant species which otherwise do not grow in Low Jeseník range at all or only scarcely. They include the population of Field Cottonrose (Filago arvensis) growing in open forests at the bottom part of the quarry. Common Rockrose (Helianthemum grandiflorum subsp. obscurum), Yellow Alyssum (Alyssum alyssoides) and Small-flowered Forget-me-not (Myosotis stricta) grow at the upper edge of the quarry. A rare thermophilous species Calobatella longiceps (order of Diptera, family of Micropezidae) lives in a bushy forest on the south slope of the hill. Uhlířský vrch and its habitat is a unique site in the North Moravia and Silesia. The care of the protected area is based on suppression of increasingly spread birch, goat willow and larch seeding.

Uhlířský vrch 1

Uhlířský vrch 1

Uhlířský vrch 2

Uhlířský vrch 2

Useful information


Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 58.341', E 17° 26.380'



Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
Odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28. října 117, Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297