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Karta Idrijca   Relief
ABOUT THE PARK
NATURAL FEATURES WITHIN THE PARK

Climate
Relief
Geology
Flora
Fauna

 
A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK
FROM IDRIJA TO THE LAKE DIVJE JEZERO
STRUG VALLEY (The Village of Idrijska Bela)
THE IDRIJCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE BELCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE EDGE OF TRNOVSKI GOZD
TOURISM AND RECREATION
 PROTECTIVE MEASURES
PHOTO GALLERY
USEFUL LINKS
 
DEITSLEN  
 
 
 
  The park extends over the passage of the Dinaric Alps and the Alps. Hence, the edge of Trnovski gozd is followed by a macroregion of Dinaric plateaus, and the rest of the park displays the characteristics of pre-Alpine hills.

The relief is uneven; a high precipitation rate has changed the once plateau-like land into deep valleys with steep slopes, which eventually merge into actual gorges with precipitous cliffs. The bottom of the valley is narrow and difficult to cross, part of it only extends in the confluence. We rarely witness the rounded peaks rising above the valleys; mostly these are long slopes with narrow expanding ridges.

In some sections of the park we can observe karstic land with sinkholes, pits and caverns, which is also referred to as secluded karst. The karstification is most evident in the direction of Trnovski gozd, where it also forms different shapes. One of the most fascinating karstic phenomena is the lake Divje jezero that functions as a siphon which disgorges vast quantities of water during heavy rainfall in the hinterland.