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BESKID SĄDECKI: Language souvenirs - Wallachian names

In the footsteps of Wołochów around Lesser Poland

We invite you to wander in the footsteps of Wołochów ... 15 thematic routes leading through Lesser Poland, which together form a holistic, cross-sectional image of the shepherd's legacy, for which mountain areas are the background - a context that thanks to the trails gains additional, non-material value.

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Kosarzyska (Piwniczna Zdrój, intersection) - Gromadzka Pass 8 km (3:00 h) - Obidza 0.3 km (0:05 h) - Radziejowa 4.2 km (1:45 h) - PTTK Hostel Przehyba 4.9 km (1:30 h) - Bellbell 6.8 km (2:15 h) - Krościenko 5.7 km (1:30 h)

The route is recommended for: individual tourists, groups, families with children


The map - although it doesn't resemble it at all - can be like a book. Despite the fact that several centuries have passed and the world has changed a lot, many field names still bear the language traces of Wallachian origin. They contain unusual stories of mountain settlement - the taming of wild areas that have become home for many generations.

Traditional names, derived from the Wallachian language, bear not only villages and their hamlets, but also many peaks, glades and streams hidden in the forests of the Beskids. Very often they can be found in Gorce, where the first Wallachian village was created - Ochotnica - but you can come across them and in other regions of the Beskids and the entire Carpathian Mountains. Wallachian naming "wandered" together with the shepherds, reaching the farthest corners of the mountains. It most often refers to the terrain and its distinctive features as well as nature - plants and animals. There are also names associated with human activities, as well as those associated with the names of landowners on which sheep and oxen were grazed.

The most popular names of Wallachian origin are:

Beskid from "Bjêska" - hall, mountain meadow, pasture Certeż, Czerteż from "certez" - bright, clean, backlit, burnt Groń, Grronik grron - hillock, peak, domed Kiczora hill from "chica" - hair, facial hair , overgrown mountain Barracks, Barracks, Kosarzyska from "coşar" - barn, cowshed, a portable pen for sheep Kotelnica from "kittens" - a place where sheep gave birth to Magura lambs, Magurki from "măgura" - free-standing or clearly separated mountain massif Przysop from "Prislop, prislopul" - a pass, a saddle, a place on the ridge Runek from "runc" - Solnisko grazing clearing - a place where salt was laid out for flocks of sheep, goats or cattle


The walking route begins in Kosarzyskie, a housing estate of Piwniczna-Zdrój, located in the Poprad valley. We follow the red trail to the west. This is the oldest trail in the Beskid Sądecki, marked in 1906 as a way for patients who came to Piwniczna by train. From there they went to Szczawnica through the mountains.

After approx. 3:00 h we reach the Gromadzka Pass, where the trail joins the green trail. A few minutes later, on Obidzy, the long distance blue trail Wielki Rogacz-Tarnów joins the red trail. We are saying goodbye to the red trail and continue our journey towards Wielki Wielki Rogacz. Here we meet another red trail - the Main Beskids Trail - which after about 0:40 h we reach Radziejowa, the highest peak of the Sądecki Beskids (1,262 m). After about 1:30 h on the route we meet the PTTK Przehyba Shelter, from which a wonderful panorama of the Tatra Mountains stretches.

We move further along the red trail, and after about 2:15 h through the Przysłop pass we reach the Dzwonkówka, in the massif of which there are several glades that are a remnant of former pastoralism, just like the name of the mountain. From Dzwonkówka via Groń we descend to Krościenko, where after about 1:30 h we meet another river, important for the Beskid Sądecki - Dunajec.

Dodatkowe informacje

Tourist and cultural events in the area:

  • Mountain Children Day, July, SOKÓŁ Lesser Poland Culture Center.
  • Pannonica Folk Festival, August, Starosądecka Fundacja Kultury.
  • Redyk in Jaworki, August, MOK Szczawnica.

Miejsca związane z kulturą

Współfinansowane przez Unię Europejską z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach
Programu Współpracy Transgranicznej Interreg V-A Polska-Słowacja 2014-2020