The Hořovice division manages property mainly in the southern part of the Central Bohemian Region, in the central Brdy area
The Hořovice division manages property mainly in the southern part of the Central Bohemian Region, in the central Brdy area, specifically in the Brdy military training area (Obecnice, Mirošov and Strašice forest administrations). The division also manages the detached forest management units of Nouzov (consisting of three parts: Beroun, Poteplí and Obora) and Háje (detached smaller forest units in the Pilsen Region).
The Brdy military training area is located about 70 km southwest of Prague. The forests administered by the Hořovice division are part of the following natural forest areas: Brdy Highlands (the largest part, with approximately 25,000 ha of forest land), Křivoklát region, Rakovník region – Kladno Uplands and West Bohemian Uplands.
On 1 January 2016, Act No. 15/2015 Coll., on the borders of military training area, will come into effect, terminating the Brdy military training area; based on a government decree, the Brdy protected landscape area will be established over an area of 345 square kilometres.
Registered office: Slavíkova 106, 262 23 Jince
Telephone: +420 311 545 211
Fax: +420 311 545 254
Ing. Petr Švadlena
Telephone: +420 311 545 211
Ing. Milan Tesař
Telephone: +420 311 545 252
Ing. Martin Chytrý Ph.D.
Telephone: +420 311 545 219
Obecnice Forest Administration
262 21 Obecnice
Ing. Jan Pour
Tel.: +420 318 614 072
Mirošov Forest Administration
K lesní správě 193
338 43 Mirošov
Ing. David Novotný
Tel.: +420 371 783 382
Nouzov Forest Administration
273 51 Unhošť
Ing. Jiří Berdych
Tel.: +420 312 698 451
Strašice Forest Administration
338 45 Strašice
Ing. Jiří Lukáš
Tel.: +420 371 793 311
Mirošov Service Management
338 43 Mirošov
Ing. Rudolf Čermák
Telephone: +420 371 783 402
|total area||29, 346 ha|
|agricultural land||236 ha|
|forest land||27, 787 ha|
|water area||185 ha|
|built-up area||6 ha|
Contact: Ing. Milan Tesař
Telephone: +420 311545252
The division uses 4 hunting districts. The main part is the Brdy hunting district of 26,000 ha, covering the current military zone, from 1 January 2016 the Brdy protected landscape area. There is mainly red deer, with about 300–400 animals hunted per season, wild boar and, in border areas, roe deer. In the Nouzov detached part, the Hořovice division uses 3 hunting districts for hunting, namely Beroun, covering an area of 600 ha, Nouzov, covering an area of 2,200 ha, with wild boar, roe deer and, in Nouzov, red deer, and Drnek in the Kladno district, covering an area of approximately 1,500 ha, with wild boar and roe deer.
The division offers several hunting lodges, mostly with modest equipment, for guest accommodation. There are also accommodation facilities at the Hlína and Okrouhlík gamekeeper’s cabins. More demanding clients can use a number of private guest houses in the immediate vicinity of the hunting districts. We will be happy to provide further information and recommendations.
The most valuable trophies
A relatively small number of outstanding trophies are hunted in the hunting districts, and 2–3 valued trophies are awarded the bronze medal each year.
After the military zone is closed down and the planned protected landscape area is established, the Brdy mountains will be an area with great potential for future tourism development. Currently, intensive negotiations are underway with environmentalists and the Tourism Association on the future development of hiking trails and bicycle paths in the area being “opened”. Therefore, the information in this section will be continually updated.
In the current regime of the Brdy military training area, you can use four hiking trails and seven bicycle paths. All of the hiking trails are marked red.
1. Orlov–Třemošná–Orlov trail: from the bus terminal in Orlov over the Třemošná hill, overlooking Příbram and the central Vltava region, and back to the bus stop in Orlov – 3 km
2. Orlov–Ohrádka–Bohutín trail: from the bus terminal in Orlov over the Třemošná hill, overlooking Příbram and the central Vltava region, and then past the Prokop gamekeeper’s cabin to Bohutín – 6.5 km
3. Podluhy–Neřežín trail: from Podluhy to the Krejčovka gamekeeper’s cabin past the Hlína gamekeeper’s cabin, to the Valdek castle ruins and then to Neřežín – 10 km
4. Nová ves–Těně–Strašice trail: from Zaječov along forest paths and roads to Strašice – 7.5 km
|1.||bicycle path 2251||Dobřív - Skořice||5 km|
|2.||bicycle path 2252||Zaječov - Strašice||11 km|
|3.||bicycle path 2273||Trokavec - Vranovice||20 km|
|4.||bicycle path 2274||Červený vrch, rozc. - Věsín||4 km|
|5.||bicycle path 2275||Teslíny - Václavka, rozc.||3 km|
|6.||bicycle path 8190||Bohutín - Rožmitál p. T.||5 km|
|7.||bicycle path 8198||Láz - Obecnice||9,5 km|
Recommended parking areas (car parks) for trails
|Orlov - bus terminal|
|Láz - a former quarry by the sawmill|
|Nepomuk - bus terminal|
|Dobřív - car park by the "U Floriana" state road|
|Strašice - by the Hájek bridge|
|Těně - by the forest|
|Felbabka - in the village by the former barracks|
|Obecnice - by the tree nursery|
The most important fish farming reservoirs in the Hořovice division are the Padrť ponds, on the Brdy plateau. Their altitude of 630 metres above sea level makes them the highest-lying fish ponds in central Bohemia. The Upper Padrť Pond has an area of 115 ha, but it is relatively shallow. The pond is surrounded by beautiful forests and is fed by a number of small forest streams, which results in the higher acidity of the water. The Lower Padrť Pond, covering an area of 65 ha, is smaller and is fed by the effluent from the Upper Padrť Pond. The pond is surrounded by meadows and woodless area, which makes it similar to typical South Bohemian ponds. Every year, one of the Padrť fish ponds is fished out. The catches range from 30 to 50 tons, the main fish being carp, followed by bream, pike, catfish, etc.
|Name||Purpose||Area||Use||Types of fish|
|Upper Padrť Pond||pond||115 ha||fish farming||carp|
|Lower Padrť Pond||pond||65 ha||fish farmin||carp|
There are no water areas for sport fishing in the territory of the Hořovice division.
Forestry education of the Hořovice division
Contact for schools and groups of children:
Mgr. Renáta Lukášová
Telephone: +420 731 137 618