Natural attractions of Skrad
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The Skrad surroundings are suitable for shorter or longer walks or excursions. The Skradski vrh (Skrad Peak - 1044 m) is the most frequent goal for excursionists and hikers. The hike takes around one hour and the marked pathway takes excursionists along a moderate slope among tall beeches.
In as little as a few minutes you reach the source of the river Dobra where there is a small resting area. Once upon a time on that location there was a mill but its remains are practically not visible. Nevertheless, there are initiatives to put it back into function. When you reach the Skrad top the view is magnificent in every direction one looks. In the south there are the mountain meadows and fields interwoven with birch and conifer groves. It is the plateau around Kupjak and Leskova Draga, which in the south and south-east is closed by the range of Velika Kapela, among which stands out the top of Bjelolasica (1533 m). In the west the view takes you towards the valley of Jasle, covered in thick conifers, and the top of Kupjak (993 m). Somewhat further is the top of Drgomalj (1153 m), and on the horizon there is the rocky Risnjak (1528 m), the center of the homonymous National park. In the north-west one can spot the ash-gray, conical top of the Slovene Snežnik (1791 m). At the beginning of the last century the chapel of the Assumption of Mary was built on Skrad Peak and in 1994 it was thoroughly reconstructed. Every year on the day of the Assumption, August 15th, a Mass is held in that chapel. For the inhabitants of this part of Gorski kotar this is one of the most important religious festivities. On the same day, the day of the municipality of Skrad is celebrated. During the trip to Skradski vrh, it is advisable to visit also the belvederes above Skrad, namely ‘Kavranova stijena’ and ‘Perić’, from where the view stretches over Skrad to the canyon in which there are the ‘Zeleni vir’, ‘Vrajži prolaz’ and the valley of the river Kupa.