gallery – a pictorial on the Polish part of the Biała/Bela basin
This pictorial brings you northwards from the place where Biała
[Głuchołaska] (or Bela, on the Czech side) crosses the Polish-Czech border
very close to Głuchołazy, through various localities on the way to the
northern limit of the pilot region.
The name of the river means “White”, a very common name for smaller rivers
in the Slavonic countries, especially when running over light-coloured rocks
and stones, or sand (as opposed to “Black” – Czarna in Polish or Crna in
Czech, often given to boggy, biologically rich rivers).