Errant Rocks

Errant Rocks is a picturesque complex of rock formations located in the Stołowe Mountains, at the altitude of 853 m above sea level, forming a maze of paths in an area of ​​approximately 21 ha. Formerly it was a nature reserve, today this area is part of the Table Mountains National Park.

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Erroneous Rocks Map

Erroneous Rocks Map

Rise

During the Upper Cretaceous period, there was a sea in this area, where thick layers of sandstones and marls were deposited. In the Tertiary, during the orogenesis process, they were uplifted together with Sudetenland. Erosion, due to the different resistance of individual rock layers to weathering, led to the creation and expansion of gaps in the rock massif, creating deep corridors of the Errant Rocks.

Errant Rocks

Tourist routes

- yellow: from Duszniki - Zdrój to Karłów

- green: from Polanica - Zdrój to Karłowo

- red: from Karłów

- red: from Kudowa - Zdrój through Jakubowice

- green from Kudowa - Zdrój through the Skull Chapel and Pstrążna

- Blue: from the lower parking lot

Rock Forms of Errant Rocks

-maczugi

-mushrooms

-poles

Some rock formations in the area of ​​Errant Rocks have their own names, e.g.

-Step Boulder

-Tunnel

-Kitchen

-Kurza Footer

-Ship

-Bigless mushroom

The narrowest crevasses on the Błędne Skał tourist route are only a few dozen centimeters wide.

Just after entering the area of ​​Błędnych Skał, the left leads the path leading to the Skalne Czasze viewpoint, from where you can admire Szczeliniec and Karkonosze.

The route of the Errant Rocks is also run along wooden jetties, located above the muddy terrain.

Errant Rocks

Other names of Errant Rocks

Wilcze Doły - this was the name of Erroneous Rocks after World War II or was compared to the ruins of an old castle. They were also called Wild Hole.

Legend

The legend says that the Errant Rocks were created by the King of the Mountains, Liczyrzepa, during great anger. There was a mountain called Skalniak, which was a place of worship of the local pagan people. Once a sacrifice of fields and meadows was made here, a tall, unknown man with a long red beard appeared. However, he did not want to sacrifice the idols, and only the priest recognized the Mountain Spirit in him, or Lucharze, but he did not give him due respect. Liczyrzepa, in great anger, stamped his foot and the whole Mountain shook, and the rocks began to crack, creating gaps. In the place of the former Góra, a debris of rock blocks was created. People started to run away, but not everyone found their way in the resulting maze of Errant Rocks. Long people were afraid to come back to this place, but when the first daredevils arrived there, they discovered strange rock forms, remains of people and animals, as well as wolf's lair. This place was named Wolf Downs.

Films shot on the premises of the Errant Rocks

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

A friend of the Merry Devil

Two worlds

Practical information

-Free parking The lower one is located right next to Droga Stu Zakrętów, about 10 minutes by car from the center of Kudowa. From the parking lot to Błędne Skał there is 3,5 km and the walk takes about 75 minutes.

To the left leads the road to the upper car park, payable.

- Due to the narrow road, there is a swinging movement here, and the change of the direction of travel takes place every 30 minutes.

- There are free toilets in front of both car parks.

- In the summer, admission to the area of ​​the Errant Rocks is payable. In winter, no entry fees are charged, but the trail is not maintained.

- The tourist route in Błędne Skały is one-way.

-The tour time is around 40 minutes.

-In Errant Rocks, no climbing is allowed and no smoking.

Szczeliniec and Błędne Skały can be visited during one day, or around 8 hours.

The shorter and less tiring trail leads from Karłowo to Kudowa-Zdrój.

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