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Wild creek

Wild creek which has water flows above Srednje vas near Črmošnjice, has created a very diverse and picturesque stream, full of waterfalls, pools and rapids on the dominant dolomite stone base. The stream flows most of its flow through the forest. After about 3.5 km of flow with torrential character it joins Črmošnjičica, which runs towards Dolenjske Toplice.

A unique feature Wild creek is the excretion of leech. Leech is a sedimentary rock that is extracted from water rich in calcium carbonate. It is deposited on moss and vegetation and creates rapids, waterfalls and other obstacles in the riverbed. The water that comes to the surface from the original water cave Mašelj contributes to the wateriness of the Wild creek. The creek represents an important habitat for many plant and animal species. Among the most important are stone crayfish and the fire salamander. Among the dominant deciduous trees are beech and white hornbeam. In the undergrowth many herbaceous species grow like pomegranate, big bell and buttercup.

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What to do

  • In 2012 a 2,5 km study path was created alongside the creek.

  • Along the entire site there are tables with inscriptions with names of trees, shrubs and other plants.

  • The area is of a torrential nature, be careful when walking after heavy rainfall.

  • The path along Wild creek is very humid, muddy in some places also very narrow.

  • Wear appropriate foot ware and do not walk into the stream.

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Where to discover

Wild creek is located in Črmošnjice. When traveling on the Semič-Dolenjske toplice road, towards Dolenjske toplice in the village of Srednja vas, before you get to Črmošnjice there is a road on the right. Look out for a small monument on the right, right after it turn right and go down the road. After about 600 m you will arrive to parking space. The study path begins a right before parking before the small bridge over the creek.