15/09/2020 This year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme is ‘Zero-emission mobility for all’

Central Balkan National Park will mark the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK with open days from 16 to 22 of September and an information stand in Markoteya City Park in Gabrovo.

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27/08/2020 ​Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats start in Central Balkan National Park

The Park Directorate assigns the implementation of fire-fighting measures under activity №11 Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats, within the Project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in the Central Balkan National Park".

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Golyamata Reka River

Golyamata Reka is the main tributary of Stara Reka River. It collects its water from the many tributaries running down the peaks of Kupena, Kostenurkata, Zhultets and Ravnets Massif. Almost all of its watershed is included into the Stara Reka reserve. One climbs along its course during the whole trek from Hubavets hut to Vasil Levski hut. The valley is very picturesque with its mixed forest gradually turning into a pure beech stand. If one decided to continue along the trail to the peak of Botev and Rai hut, the upper stream of the river overgrown with old fir-trees and spruces will be revealed to him.
The influx of the Golyamata and Malkata rivers forms Stara Reka River – with its huge white boulders and the richness of colors of the forest - one of the most beautiful in the Central Balkan in autumn.
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