Consul Mountain I
The natural reserve "Consul Mountain" presents an scientific and historical importance because it constitutes, together with "King Ferdinand" clearing from Niculitel, the first natural reserves in Romania, declared legally of 27 May 1927, statute subsequently lost in the communist period. In this act, this mountain is maintained with its first name: Cinel Mountain.
Consul Mountain, the gardian of the fields
|Izvoarele village seen from the mountain Consul.||Rocky formations in Consul Mountain.|
|The vulcanic relief complete the unique landscape caracter in our country.||Development of steppe vegetation in the mountain area Consul.||Consul mountain heights dominate the surroundings.|
According the geological map, the Consul formation predominates within the reserve. The magmatic rocks belong to Jurassic, being represented by rhyolite. The sedimentary rocks consist of limestone, conglomerate, sandstone.
The sharp, conical heights are typical for the reserve.
The 333 m Consul Peak is the maximum altitude, while the minimum altitude is 120 m. The cavern on the northern mountainside shelters a flittermouse colony.
Within the reserve there is just one spring. The Taita river flows near the Consul mountain.
The climate is specific to the low hills.
The reserve’s landscape value is increased by the existence of points of perspective over the Babadag and Niculitel tableland and toward the Macin Mountains National Park. The reserve offers a great landscape along the national route DN22 (between Macin and Tulcea).