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Rezerwat przyrody Kłodne nad Dunajcem

Kłodne on the Dunajec Nature Reserve

Krajobraz rezerwatu przyrody Kłodne nad Dunajcem

Tylmanowa Tourist region: Beskid Sądecki i Niski

The reserve is found in the Pasmo Radziejowej chain of the Beskid Sądecki. It is part of the Poprad Landscape Park. It is located in the hamlet of Kłodne, which belongs to the village of Tylmanowa. It was established in 1964 and covers an area of 89.24 hectares.

It received the status of a reserve thanks to the approximately 150-year-old natural beech stands preserved here, as well as to protect the landscape of the Dunajec River Gorge (Tylmanowa Gorge). The reserve is not easily accessible, as it is located on a wild, very steep and difficult to access bank of the Dunajec River, on the slopes of Bleszcze (842 metres a.s.l.) and Wyśnia Góra (638 metres above sea level).

Moreover, the slope is bisected by a rather deep valley of the stream running to the Dunajec, called Potok Lewa Ręka [Left Hand Stream] or Potok po Lewej Ręce [Stream on the Left-Hand Side]. The reserve occupies the lower parts of the outlet of this stream. However, it is well visible from the Nowy Sącz–Krościenko road. It can be recognised by the wooden house of forest workers that stands on the shore of the Dunajec. It is home to the Carpathian beech complex and the acidophilous beech complex.
Many rare and protected plants grow in the reserve, including mezereum, belladonna, Carline thistle, globe orchid, early-purple orchid, broad-leaved helleborine and eggleaf twayblade.

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