Reservoir of the Štěchovice pumped storage plant

A part of the pumped storage plant was built from 1941 to 1947, simultaneously with the Štěchovice dam. While the plant is located in the valley, near the river, its reservoir can be found on the peak of the Homole hill nearby. Both sites are connected by way of a high-pressure steel pipe with the diameter of 2 meters, 590 metres long, enabling a level difference of up to 220 metres. The pool on the peak of it has the volume of 500,000 m³. During its construction, the whole peak of the hill was removed. The construction of the reservoir with heavy machinery took several years. One can still see the concrete frame of a former concreting plant, currently serving as a transmitting station. The peak was connected with the construction yard located below near the river by way of a freight cableway. Today, the Homole peak is once again fully reforested and, looking from one of the surrounding hills, you would not guess there is a rather large reservoir on the top.

Route and transport to the site

walking (route 1: approx. 6 km/ route 2: approx. 8 km):

From the Slapy village square, there are two hiking trails leading to the Štěchovice pumped storage plant reservoir.

Route 1: From Slapy, follow the green-marked hiking trail to the Pod Homolí crossroads. From there, follow the red-marked hiking trail - a forest asphalt road. The trail later turns from the road to a forest path. Stay on the road and you will soon reach the reservoir. This walk through the forests around Slapy is very pleasant and suitable for moderately experienced hikers.

Route 2: From Slapy, follow the red-marked hiking trail, leading to Zázračná studánka (Magic Spring), Rovínek and the Pod Homolí hiking trail crossroads. Keep following the red-marked trail, which is an asphalt road in these parts. The trail later turns from the road to a forest path. Stay on the road and you will soon reach the reservoir. This walk through the forests around Slapy is very pleasant and suitable for moderately experienced hikers.

Cycling (approx. 6 km):

From the Slapy village square, follow the green-marked hiking trail to the Pod Homolí crossroads. From there, follow the red-marked hiking trail - a forest asphalt road. The trail later turns from the road to a forest path. Stay on the road and you will soon reach the reservoir. This is a pleasant trip. You will mostly follow forest asphalt roads with minimum traffic. The trip is not very demanding.

Car:

This site is not suitable for a trip by car.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°50'30.944"N, 14°25'6.839"E

Map

Map No. 38 / A, B5, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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