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Probable cult hillock at Skosu castle mound

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Viesītes
Parish:
Saukas
Other references to the location
380 m direction SE from Nereta - Viesite road, 100 m direction W from the castle mound.
Coordinates
lat=56.26205, lon=25.3672
56° 15' 43" N, 25° 22' 1" E
Description

Probable cult hillock attributed to Skosu castle mound. Small hillock with a 19 x 14 m large plateau, overgrown with pines, the stems of which are burned - probably as a result of burning the old grass.

Narrative

No stories or legends. It is deemed and

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ancient cult site, considering other Selonian castle mound, to which there are attributed smaller hillocks as the probable ancient sites.

Attraction
Minor.
Availability
A private courtyard and a field beyond it shall be crossed. Depending on the season, the access may be difficult. At the end of summer, when the meadow is overgrown and has not been mowed, there is nettle in the height of a man, as well as other unpleasant weed.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure in direct vicinity. Tourism infrastructure in Sauka and Lone parishes, especially in Sauka Nature park, where campings and facilitated recreation sites are found. In the vicinity of Lake Sauka there are pubs, country houses
Local info
No information about the castle mound.
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
Access from "Skosas" home, but there is no special trail leading to the hillock.

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