The Tolminka River Valley - Dolina Tolminke
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The Tolminka River Valley 

Javorca-Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit
The Tolminka River Valley - Bunker at barrier
The Tolminka River Valley - Planina pod Osojnico Pasture
The Tolminka River Valley - Tolminka Spring
The Tolminka River Valley - Prode Pasture

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The Tolminka River Valley extends north of the city Tolmin, which is the largest settlement in the Upper Soča Valley, close to the border with Italy. The old town gave its name to the entire Tolmin area as its cultural, administrative and economic centre.
The Tolminka river bubbles to the surface in a delta-shaped karstic spring from beneath the mountains of Tolmin – Tolminski Migovec, Tolminski Kuk, Mahavšček and Rdeči rob. In its short, 10 km long stream the river flows through a glacial mountain valley and then cuts deeply in the wild throughs. In the past, many mills were set up along its tributaries and the river itself was used to transport timber to Tolmin. The surrounding mountain karst areas are dotted with pits and caves, the most known being the Pološka jama cave and the underground system of Tolmin Migovec, which, measuring 27 km in length, is Slovenia's longest cave. Many landslides seen in the valley are a constant reminder that the nature here is ever-changing. During World War I the valley of the Tolminka was one of the areas of Austro-Hungarian army, and flatter parts of the valley were turned into army settlements. The concrete and stone fundations of the barracks settlement are still visible today. The Zatolmin – Polog road was constructed in the same period. In the valley there are well-preserved bunkers from the inter-war period, when the border between Italy and Yugoslavia ran through this area. The bunkers never served their original purpose. The most beautiful World War I monument is a wooden shrine that rises high above the Tolminka riverbed – the memorial church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca.
Steep and forest-clad slopes above the valley are dotted with several mountain pastures where cattle still graze in the summer months. The knowledge of cheese-making, which has through centuries become part of the local culture, and grazing on the flowering meadows guarantee top quality of dairy products. The best known is the Tolminc cheese.


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The Tolminka River Valley - The Tolminka River Valley

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The Tolminka River Valley
The Tolminka River Valley - Abandoned house

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Abandoned house
The Tolminka River Valley - Parking area

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Parking area
The Tolminka River Valley - Barrier

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Barrier
The Tolminka River Valley - Information table - The Tolminka River Valley

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Information table - The Tolminka River Valley
The Tolminka River Valley - Direction signs - Tolminka Source (1 h), Javorca (20 min), Tolmin (2 h)

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Direction signs - Tolminka Source (1 h), Javorca (20 min), Tolmin (2 h...
The Tolminka River Valley - View back on the starting point for hiking

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View back on the starting point for hiking
The Tolminka River Valley - Path in the Tolminka River Valley

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Path in the Tolminka River Valley
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The Tolminka River Valley
The Tolminka River Valley - Wonderful Tolminka Valley

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Wonderful Tolminka Valley
The Tolminka River Valley - Road in the Tolminka River Valley

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Road in the Tolminka River Valley
The Tolminka River Valley - View of the Polog Alpine Pasture

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View of the Polog Alpine Pasture
The Tolminka River Valley - Smaller parking area near the parting ways for the Prode Alpine Pasture

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Smaller parking area near the parting ways for the Prode Alpine Pastur...
The Tolminka River Valley - Straight Tolmina Source, right Prode Alpine Pasture and kurukula

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Straight Tolmina Source, right Prode Alpine Pasture and kurukula
The Tolminka River Valley - Javorca-Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit <br> Javorca

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The Tolminka River Valley - Javorca-Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit <br> Interior

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The Tolminka River Valley - Javorca-Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit <br> Austria-Hungary

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The Tolminka River Valley - Polog Pasture

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The Tolminka River Valley - Bunker at barrier

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The Tolminka River Valley - Bunker Zagon

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The Tolminka River Valley - Kurukula <br> kurukula

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Kurukula

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The Tolminka River Valley - Forest Border Mark

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The Tolminka River Valley - Laborca Spring

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The Tolminka River Valley - Prode Pasture

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The Tolminka River Valley - Tolminka Spring

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Data

Municipality: TOLMIN (11147 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Tolmin (3367 population), Podbrdo (605), Volče (577), Poljubinj (436), Most na Soči (414),

Zatolmin (341), Idrija pri Bači (300), Modrej (292), Dolenja Trebuša (275), Volarje (240), Slap ob Idrijci (236), Kamno (231), Kneža (192), Čiginj (184), Ponikve (179), Žabče (160), Pečine (149), Dolje (143), Ljubinj (139), Koritnica (133), Grahovo ob Bači (125), Prapetno Brdo (124), Petrovo Brdo (122), Bača pri Modreju (121), Prapetno (116), Gorenja Trebuša (114), Modrejce (108), Postaja (107), Gabrje (101), Šentviška Gora (100), Podmelec (96), Kanalski Lom (84), Stopnik (82), Hudajužna (80), Kozaršče (78), Tolminski Lom (78), Sela pri Volčah (68), Klavže (62), Logaršče (60), Roče (59), Čadrg (49), Gorenji Log (45), Temljine (43), Rut (42), Stržišče (40), Zadlaz-Žabče (38), Polje (38), Drobočnik (30), Zakraj (28), Kuk (25), Zadlaz-Čadrg (25), Daber (22), Selišče (22), Kozmerice (20), Grant (19), Obloke (19), Bukovski Vrh (19), Trtnik (18), Bača pri Podbrdu (16), Dolgi Laz (14), Gorski Vrh (13), Volčanski Ruti (13), Znojile (11), Porezen (11), Loje (11), Selce (9), Grudnica (7), Sela nad Podmelcem (7), Tolminske Ravne (6), Kneške Ravne (5), Kal (4), Lisec (0)