Stage 8 | Route description

Descend from the Dom na Uršlji Gori mountain hut along the ridge to the east that leads past a shrine then into the forest. Keep to the left until we reach a steep macadam road along which we descend to a trail marker that points to the left along a steep single track trail (Železarska pot/Ironworkers' Trail). Follow the signs for the Ivarčko jezero lake/Ravne na Koroškem and after approx. 1 hr 30 min we reach the car park for the Ivarčko jezero lake. Continue for a short distance on the asphalt road and at the first crossroads turn left (towards Šratnek). Continue past the former Šratnek Castle and St. Mohor's church to reach the next junction, where we turn right towards Prežihovina. Continue along the macadam road past the 'turške šance' defence trench. Below the Prežih farm the trail markers lead to the left into the forest. Follow the path all the way to the main road to Šance then descend on the road into the centre of Ravne na Koroškem. Follow the main road towards Dravograd. Turn left immediately after passing the Petrol station and at a stone railway viaduct we will see a sign pointing to the right up steps to Šteharski vrh. Follow the marked trail and after approx. 1 hour we reach the Šteharnik farm, follow the ascending slope and trail and after 30 minutes we reach Šteharski vrh. From the top turn to the right on the marked path towards Dravograd. The descent begins down a steep logging trail then. When reaching the macadam road follow the signs to the left along the level road past the farm. The lower section of the road is asphalt. Continue for a short distance past the Church of Sv. Križ but only as far as the hamlet of Dobrova nad Dravogradom. Cross the Dobrova fields and descend to the left along the steep macadam road. We are now in the village of Črneče, from where we walk along the pavement beside the main road to Dravograd, where this stage of the trail ends.

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