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The municipal site shows the arms: per bend sinister azure and vert; over all a stepping horse argent with a cornear or.
Vělopolí lies in Podbeskydí in the downy upland surrounded by the villages
of Horní Žukov in the north, Třanovice in the west, Strřítež in the south
and Ropice in the east. The stream of Vělopolka, the tributary of the Ropičanka
River, runs through the village. It is far from the main roads, the local
road is connected to road I/48 in Horní Žukov and road I/68 in Střítež.
To a large extent the isolated location of the village was one of the reasons
why the village maintained its original foothill agricultural character
and small farms are still the integral part of life of two hundred local
inhabitants as well as the local atmosphere. The typical example of such
a local farm is a farm-house no. 7 with an adjacent barn and a well from
the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
A 400-year-old monumental lime tree as well as an aged hornbeam is also worth noticing.
Calm and pleasant surroundings of the village with the typical Silesian scattered built-up area challenges for romantic walks, hiking, cycling or horse riding. From the higher level parts of the village there is a beautiful view of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains, the nearby Ostrava agglomeration and the lower level villages in the valleys of the Stonávka and Ropičanka Rivers, whose places of tourist interest as well as social, cultural and sports events of the micro-region complete the offer of the village of Vělopolí to its visitors. Those who seek a place to build their family house in the countryside and on the other hand well accessible from the neighbouring towns should have a look around the plots in Vělopolí.
Source: municipal site.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2007