Tourist Information Center:TIC Idrija
Mestni trg 2, 5280 Idrija
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beside a lake; in the countryside; in the mountains
It extends across the shady area overlooking the Idrijca valley, where its slopes at Travnik and Maruškovec steeply rise to a height of 300 to 1000 metres. The hilly, rocky, and wooded territory extends all the way to the top of the ridge, which attains its highest altitude at the aforementioned Jelenk, and it is precisely Jelenk that is the place famous for its rare flowers, including several species of primroses: Primula carniolica, Primula auricular and Primula x venusta. Here and there the rugged terrain descends into karst caves such as Jež’s Pothole and the pothole in Grda grapa. Downwards along its slopes, Masore is furrowed by ravines, which are mostly dry during summer yet otherwise host torrential streams rushing into the Idrijca. Stable water flow is to be found only in the Otuška rivulet, along which no less than seven mills merrily rotated their blades in bygone days. From time immemorial, Masore was a detached realm of solitary farms; those standing furthest apart are up to eighft kilometres from each other.
Additional description : Throughout the past, natives made their living through modest cattle breeding, forestry, and charcoal making, yet later they were increasingly leaving their homes to earn their bread down in the valleys; due to emigration and they search for employment in Spodnja Idrija, Idrija, and Cerkno, many farms were completely abandoned. Fur purposes of comparison, we may state the fact that in 1910, around 340 persons resided in Masore, whereas now there are only some 70 left. It may appear fairly evident that Masore is considered an ideal hunting ground, since it offers favourable conditions for a flourishing wildlife. As an additional local curiosity we may also point out that in times of rainfall an actual small lake comes suddenly into existence beside the farm na Jezeru.
GPS Northing (N) : 46,0672
GPS Easting (E) : 13,9697