The trough and the pool to which the water from Ein Hawd spring were taken were photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Nature and Parks Authority Beit Eitab National Park Welcome to Ein Beit Eitab!
Ein Beit Itab was used by the inhabitants of the villages, their remains, from the Byzantine, Crusader and Arab periods, are further along the path marked in red, about 300 meters above the spring. The Arabic name of the spring "Ein Hawd" means "spring of the trough". The spring has a 40-meter-long borehole, to which three shafts descend. The spring water is stored in a built collecting chamber, and from it the collecting pool is led to a built trough for watering flocks of sheep. Scattered around the spring are orchard trees such as fig, lemon, almond, as well as vines and natural grove trees, including common oak, carob and terebinth.
Wildlife is also attracted to the spring water, including: Israeli deer, hyena, jackal and fox, as well as songbirds and birds of prey.
The development team of the Nature and Parks Authority restored and renewed the spring’s environment in 2005.
Please observe these rules of conduct:
- Drinking from the spring water and bathing in it - forbidden!
Harm to animals, plants and inanimate objects is forbidden!
Picking flowers and herbs - forbidden!
- Do not enter buildings and do not climb on them!
Danger of collapse! The descent in the shafts is forbidden!
- Keep it clean and take the garbage with you.
For more information or to be notified of hazards, please call the information center of the Nature and Parks Authority, Tel: 08-9253321.
Have a nice trip!
Nature and Parks Authority