The Vintarjevec Valley
The Črni Stream Valley is located to the south-west of Šmartno. It is surrounded by Grilovec (399 m a.s.l.), Sveti večer (516 m a.s.l.), Čelo (518 m a.s.l.), Krnica (529 m a.s.l.), Osrenca (709 m a.s.l.) and Straža (633 m a.s.l.). Together with the Kostrevnica Valley, it represented an important connection between the southern and eastern parts of contemporary Slovenia, as well as Zasavje and Dolenjska in the past. The territory is covered by forest and sparse vineyards in a hilly landscape. A major settlement representing the centre of the valley is Vintarjevec with the church of St. Peter, where a protected species of bat lives – the lesser horseshoe bat.
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