Hike trail
Rimski put

LENGTH

630 m

VIEWPOINTS

START/END: Ivoševac

There is a parking area at the bend on the road in the direction Oklaj – Kistanje, directly above the Brljan Waterfall

Locations:
11. August 2022.
33
26°C
flik: 24°C
hmid: 31%
winds: 5 m/s NE
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 5:56
sunset: 20:09
 

Roman road trail

  • There is a parking area at the bend on the road in the direction Oklaj – Kistanje, directly above the Brljan Waterfall
  • This is initially a gravel trail, then a field trail to the Krka River, with steep ascent/descent Plan your return to the starting point

The paths of the Illyrian tribes and ancient Romans to the hidden preindustrial watermills

Once you have had the chance to enjoy the view of the Manojlovac waterfall from the Imperial viewpoint, then head down the steep trail down the canyon to the watermills. After being silenced by time, these mills became hidden in the dense vegetation. All around the water, green everywhere, dewy moss and lichens, ivy climbing high, and the ferns that hangs down from the cliff. There is the dark green maple, the leafy fig, the weeping willow, the silvery trembling aspen and the slender fir. The water is first deep blue as in the deep lakes, flowing beneath the proud slopes and the dark cliffs, peeking out behind the ridge, lapping on the green islets, the dense shrubs, skipping over small barriers and chastely in white descends down the wide step. From this description in his travelogue of the Krka River from 1927, it would appear that don Krsto Stošić was strongly impressed by the Krka's tallest waterfall. Carskog vidikovca, uputite se strmim spustom niz kanjon do starih vodenica, koje se, nakon što su utihnuli njihovi mlinovi, skrivaju u gustom raslinju. „Oko voda svud zelenilo, rosna mahovina i lišaji, bršljan, koji se penje, i vilinkosa koja se spušta niz klisure. Eno tamnozelenog javora, lisnate smokvenice, vrba jadikovka, srebrolistih trepetljika i vitih jela. Voda se najprije modri kao u dubokim jezerima, protječe podno gordih klisura i mrkih litica, proviruje uz grebene, plače zelene otočiće, gusto grmlje, preskače manje zapreke i čedno se u bjelini pušta niz široku stepenicu.“ Čini se, prema njegovu putopisu o rijeci Krki iz 1927., da se don Krstu Stošića snažno dojmio najviši Krkin slap.

Even today, the experience is powerful. The canyon surrounding the waterfall is overgrown in sub-Mediterranean vegetation, while all around the fall, in the wet and shady places and in the half-caves, we find the Southern maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus veneris). This is a rare fern species, a Tertiary relict of tropic origin. In the mythology, this maidenhair fern is associated with beauty and love. In Christianity, it is one of the many plants named after the Mother of God. In the folk medicine, the leaves have been used for centuries for treating diseases of the respiratory system and urinary tract. Southern maidenhair fern is also listed as a rare species in the Red Book of Plants of the Republic of Croatia.Adiantum capillus veneris), rijetka svojta papratnjače, tercijarni relikt tropskog podrijetla. Zovu ga i gospine ili viline vlasi. U mitologiji se gospin vlasak povezuje s ljepotom i ljubavi. U kršćanstvu je jedna od brojnih biljaka posvećenih Majci Božjoj. U narodnoj medicini  njegovi se listovi stoljećima koriste za liječenje bolesti dišnih i mokraćnih putova. Gospin vlasak uvršten je, u kategoriji rijetke svojte, u Crvenu knjigu biljnih vrsta Republike Hrvatske.

As you descend nearer to the water and admire the vegetation, take note that you are treading down the ancient paths of the Illyrian tribes and Roman soldiers. This trail has been used continuously since prehistoric times, when the Illyrian gradina (hill fort) stood at Puljane, on the left bank of the Krka River, and it was connected by paths not only to the eastern lands that it overlooked, but also with the western lands on the right bank of the river. The logical passage over the river was above Manojlovac waterfall. In the ancient period, this route was even more important. Since the Romans were excellent road builders, they built this road up so well that it became one of the most important communication routes between the left and right banks of the Krka River, and also between the Roman military camp at Burnum and the prehistoric gradina that continued to live and thrive well into the ancient era. They were connected by a wooden bridge, and its remnants have been found on the river bottom at one part of the Manojlovac waterfall. Many centuries later, this route was again important as the local population used it to reach the watermills and clothes washing columns. The sound of grinding wheat was a regular feature here until about 1965, when the final watermill was closed down, leaving the path to become overgrown, and no longer could you hear the sound of the mill, or of footsteps, just the sound of the water crashing down in the distance.

EU PROJECT UNKNOWN KRKA

Reconstruction of three hike paths within the EU project

Roman road trail

Pješačka staza Rimski put DUŽINA 630 m VIDIKOVCI: START/END: Ivoševac Na parkiralište se dolazi iz Ivoševaca, iz smjera Kistanje – Knin Staza Rimski put Na

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