Small protected landscape areas
Vrkoč – Natural Monument is a characteristic rock formation formed by an eruptive basalt seam, rising from the River Elbe valley above the railway track near Vaňov. It is a textbook example of column basalt partition, the columns of which are shaped in the form of an upside–down fan. The formation is a famous geological location.
Divoká Canyon Natural Monument – north of the eastern end of Mojžíř, it is a steep, canyon difficult to walk through and lined with bizarre rocks; the location displays valuable steppe flora.
Babinská Meadow Natural Monument – situated between the villages of Babiny I. and Čeřeniště, it represents the remnants of the wet mountain foothill meadows on the upper stream of the Rytina Brook with protected flora.
Magnetovec Natural Monument – above the village of Velké Březno at an altitude of 520 m, bizarre rock formations are found, among which the 8 m tall basanite Rock Mushroom is outstanding, originating from two lava eruptions showing different resistance to erosion.
Tisá Rocks Natural Monument – see the text Educational paths.
Kozí Peak Natural Reserve – between Mojžíř and Neštědice, a 379 m high dominant conical rocky hill, its rocky wall descending steeply right to the River Elbe towards the south-west. Some specially protected species of plants grow here.
Sluneční stráň Natural Reserve – situated on a steep hill of the gaff of Vysoký Ostrý above Brná. The location displays plentiful thermophilic vegetation with a variety of protected species growing on very varied geological bedrock. The warm and dry meadow hosts 233 species of plants.
Špičák Hill Natural Reserve – near Krásný Les, a 723 m high forested hill. Rocks of three geological eras are found here. The oldest rocks are represented by gneiss, with Mesozoic sandstone stretching here from Tisá, and the peak itself is formed of volcanic Tertiary basalt. A small cleft cave is found on the eastern foothills in the sandstone rocks.