Country Holidays
No 10646
Stone
Stone Latvia, Kurzeme, Rojas novads

The rocks of Kaltene

The forest around Kaltene features a natural miracle – the rocks of Kaltene, which are also known as the barrier rocks.  The rocks are 2-3 m from the sea and date back to the Ice Age.  The Devil’s rock is the largest one.  It used to be a beautiful pile of rocks that “stretched to the tops of the trees.”  In older maps it is described as being 20 m high.  It had many natural rocks, including some that were completely round, while others resembled plates.  The rock was almost completely destroyed in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was chopped up to build roads.  A fairly small part of the rock survives today, and it is 300 m long and 2 m high.  Scientists believe that these rocks used to be sacred locations, because there are many legends and stories about them.  There is a forest path with wooden pathways, information stands and a small car park there. (Source: Roja TIC)

Distance from countries capital city112   Season1-12