A tour of the hintermounts

I often glimpse the Hintermounts when trekking through woody hills. So I've put a collection of photos together to give you a flavor of this lovely place.

forest path
trail with timber

A typical track through the Hintermounts. Trees, timber, leaves, sun!

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sun through tree canopy
yellow wild flowers
pink flower in the forest
orange and brown butterfly

Sunshine and shade, wild flowers and butterflies.

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beech leaves

Lots of beech here, with their beechnut husks nestling between the leaves.

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spider web in sunshine
moss covered ground beneath the trees

This spider's enjoying the warmth! And a green, mossy carpet covers the ground.

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rocky stream
fungus covered timber

Water, rock, timber, lichen, fungus - a fantastic combination.

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a bench in the shade of the forest

Somewhere to sit.

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a dry river gully

A dry gully.

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clothes hanging by the cavern

The Hintermount cave.

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fresh spring water flowing out of the rocks

Within the cave, a spring.

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About the photographs

All the photos on this page were taken while hiking through the Strandja Nature Park in Bulgaria.

This is an incredible place - a low mountain range bordering Turkey to the south, with the sea to the east and the Thracian plain to the west!

There are ancient forests, totally unspoilt, and with a huge variety of flora and fauna.

There is, indeed, a cavern here, where pilgrims come to leave clothing and to ask for healing.