11 – Three Mills Walk

Many walking trails lead you predominantly through forests. One thing that you will enjoy about my “Three Mills Walk” is the variation : it allows you to inhale wide, open spaces before taking you into the shade and dampness of the old mills and streams and then back along an unsurfaced country road.  6A4C482A-B31C-4E7A-A35A-5C9DEDFD69DD

Access : By car : park at the stables in Zmrzlik 50.0117789N, 14.3143128E

By bus : take the bus 246 from Sidlíště Stodulky and get off at the stop Zmrzlik. Start your walk by taking the street Na Zmrzliku. Buses are infrequent therefore it is better to check return times before your departure. 

Difficulty : Easy   Distance : 9,6 Km    Time : approx 1h50

Summarized itinerary : Zmrzlik – (red trail) Na Parkáně – Maškův Mlýn – Taslarův Mlýn – Kalínův Mlýn– (blue trail) Ořech – Zmrzlik

Detailed itinerary : The walk starts here : 50.0117789N, 14.3143128E

Walk past both riding schools and follow the country path through the fields, towards the electrical distribution plant. You will arrive at a larger path (electrical plant to your left) and you will find red trail markers. Go right, following the red trail.

The trail is very beautiful.

When the path becomes rocky and zigzags downwards, anticipate the road ahead and put your dog on the leash. You have arrived at the first old mill, Maškův Mlýn.

Go right and walk round the bend. After the pond, turn left onto a wide trail.

As you advance, a stream runs to the left and you will arrive at the second mill ; Taslarův Mlýn.

You must keep following the red trail markers which will take you over the streams and finally along to the third mill ; Kalínův Mlýn.

At Kalínův Mlýn you will change trail, following the blue/red markers up to the right. Then you will keep on the blue trail which becomes a wide unsurfaced road. Cars are extremely rare.

You will follow this road quite a distance, towards Ořech. Before arriving at a main road, you will pass dog boarding kennels on your left.

Conica kennels offer long and short-term boarding in various sized kennels, some of which, have both outdoor and indoor spaces. The array of small cages on view near the entrance is extremely misleading and bears no resemblance to the area where your precious pooch would be housed. The only reason I decided to try out these kennels is simple. On several occasions, while doing my Three Mills Walk, I stopped to observe incognito, the dogs being exercised. I witnessed approximately 20 dogs of various breeds and sizes, harmoniously wandering about in the field all together, accompanied by staff. It was a pleasant and reassuring sight indeed.

Once you have passed the kennels, put your dog on the leash as there is a short stretch of road ahead. You must walk straight on towards the first streets of the village.

Turn right into the street Hajovka. Continue straight on until the path becomes a beautiful country path, lined with some benches and apple trees. As you arrive at what once was a pond, you will spot two rather peculiar white sculptures, a male and a female figure. Keep following the path which will take a sharp right and bring you out onto the main road. Continue to the right for approximately 25 meters and you will arrive back at the stables.

We hope you have enjoyed your walk. Please do not forget to add your comment to assist other potential walkers.E01E42C4-790B-4608-A14D-9EE4D8B56163B3F291C6-FB9E-4D5E-A8A2-E0D29E43E81D

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