The motionless granite rocks of Nadap

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I had been to Nadap a few weeks ago, but then I was just looking at anemones and I didn’t have enough time to see a geological feature.
I started from Pákozd on my usual route, which I had posted about before, so now I just want to introduce Nadap and its surroundings.

Arrival to Nadap from the forest. To the right, in the distance, you can see the Buda Hills.

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Why is this small village in the eastern part of the Velencei Mountains so special?
It is very varied and beautiful, but there are still many such places.

Lovely tulips

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The Great Wall might be special, but it’s too artificial for that. Someone bought a huge area and closed it with a high stone wall. He may have had a lot of money to spend on such unnecessary construction. Behind the stone wall horses are kept now.

The "Great Wall" of Nadap

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Catholic church behind another stone wall

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Well, what is so special?

Nothing else but the motionless, more than 300 million-year-old granite rocks. We know that the earth’s crust is constantly moving and changing. There are places where very quickly, this means that the rock can rise or fall a few centimeters a year, possibly cracks appear and expand. Here, however, this movement is so slow that it can only be measured in geological ages. Therefore, the rock formation in the village acts as a geodetic level meter, comparing the height of the surrounding landmarks.

Geological park at the granite rock

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I climbed up to the top!

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Only the the church can be seen from here

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Rocks and plants - which is stronger?

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Climbing tree

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My story is not over yet! As I was walking towards Velence Lake,
a mile or two away from Nadap, I found an abandoned quarry. The same type of rocks of course.

The view towards Nadap is beautiful

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My next destination was Velence, the resort town at the lake. I didn't go up to the Bence mountain lookout. I’ve been there before and taken nice photos from above. I hope I find and post them soon.


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