The Babí Lom (Old Woman’s Quarry) lookout tower is situated on the southern slope of the peak with the same name at an altitude of 562 metres. It is fifteen meters high, made of concrete and it has iron stairs.
Yes, climbing up the lookout tower is quite physically demanding, but the reward you get is really worth it: a scenic view of the Drahanská Highland, Ždárské Hills, wooded hills of Chřiby and more. In the south, you can see Brno and that town’s Špilberk Castle.
The lookout tower is accessible 24/7 and it is free of charge. A sign above the entrance to the lookout tower bluntly warns you that the place is haunted. But the lookout tower also has a good spirit, which you can meet there in person when the weather is good. It is an elderly gentleman with a bubble blower he has made himself!
How can you get to the lookout tower? Follow the red tourist marker from Lelekovice (it is quite a steep path across a beautiful forest) or go along the blue hiking trail from the village of Podlesí-Kuřim. If you want to go on a longer trip, start in Vranov u Brna, go along the red hiking trail towards the U Jelínka (At the Little Stag) crossroads, across the so-called Lelkovadlo, the Babí Lom crossroads and then straight to the lookout tower (approximately four hundred metres).
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