"U cesty" Wayside Well

The wayside well "U cesty" is found along a highly popular hiking route to Radyně Castle in the Pilsen Region.

Its refurbishment entailed clearing the surrounding area, purging and deepening the wellspring itself, erecting a retaining wall, installing a canopy over the well, putting up an information panel, and installing benches for weary wanderers. 

The hiking route that passes this well continues all the way to Radyně Castle. Perched atop the hill of the same name, this castle has come to symbolize the Pilsen Region, and is visited annually by hundreds of day-trippers from the nearby Western Bohemian metropolis of Pilsen (Plzeň). To them, the wayside well provides a pleasant resting spot along the way. 

The well was restored in 2019 by 'Spálené Poříčí', the local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.

place:Starý Plzenec, Plzeň-město District, Pilsen Region
Way there:The wayside well lies on the red hiking trail, which leads from Šťáhlavy to Radyně Castle, approx. 200 metres below the junction where the red trail intersects the "Old Pilsen" (Staroplzenecká) educational trail; GPS: 49°40'59.040"N, 13°28'20.160"E
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