Castles and vantage points on the Oslavka
Hike No. 1
Náměšť nad Oslavou, Zňátky, Kleštěnec, Kančí žlíbek, Gloriet, Sedlec Castle, Lamberk, Vlčí kopec, Pastýřka, U Vlasáka, Náměšť nad Oslavou
The length of the route: 22 km. Approximately twenty kilometres´ walk is suitable for lovers of castles and beautiful views of the countryside. The whole route begins in Náměšť nad Oslavou, which is located upon the river Oslava. The visit to Náměšť attracts tourists not only to see the chateau, but also a large number of monuments. Náměšť nad Oslavou chateau originated via the reconstruction of an earlier Gothic castle. Under the castle there is a Baroque bridge with 20 Baroque sculptures across the river. The Baroque chapel of St. Anne, Baroque church of St. John the Baptist or the monastery manufactory (spinning mill). From Náměšť we will move ahead along the bridge over the river Oslava to the village of Zňátky. Here we will pass by a small pond and local chapels and go along the farm road, around Kleštěnec hill, next to the forest and then around the river Oslava. On the way we will pass the stone Devil´s bridge over the Sedlecký stream. At the Gloriet crossroads, we can go to the left to the ruins of Sedlec castle. When we get back to the route, we will miss the vantage point of ´U Glorietu´. Another interesting stop is the chateau at Vlčí hill. In the neighborhood of the castle there are two more stylish buildings and two gamekeeper´s lodges, which together form a picturesque complex. The chateau is currently used as a recreation and training centre. From Vlčí hill, we will be slowly returning to Náměšť through the nature reserve of the Oslava and Chvojnice Valley, we will pass another vantage point on the left, and when we get out of our track, we can see the ruin of Lamberk Castle. Next, we will pass through the Jiskra holiday centre and follow the Milling cycle track back to Náměšť nad Oslavou.